Dr. Lisa Yaszek is Regents Professor of science fiction studies at Georgia Tech, putting a particular focus on lost voices in the realm of science fiction. Dr. Yasek also coordinates the Sci Fi @ Tech collection, a research lab at GA Tech providing students with incredible resources to study (and even develop) science fiction. In this episode, she and I discuss the importance of studying scifi at the undergrad level, and how such studies can apply directly to the world at large. We also have a great time talking about early scifi and our mutual love of the silent film, A Trip to the Moon.
Other notable works we discussed:
- A Letter of the Twenty-Fourth Century by Leslie F. Stone
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
- Nano Comes to Clifford Falls by Nancy Kress
No matter where you are in the world, you can share in the resources of GA Tech’s Sci Fi Lab through their YouTube Channel, Twitch Stream, and Podcast.
Lisa Yaszek’s personal contributions to academia can be tracked on her Amazon Author page.
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