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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Episode 68: Imagining the Internet


We were promised flying cars and we got Twitter instead. That's the common complaint against sci-fi authors. But some writers did imagine the telecommunications that changed our world for better or worse. Cory Doctorow, Ada Palmer, Jo Walton and Arizona State University professor Ed Finn look at the cyberpunks and their predecessors. And artist Paul St George talks about why he's fascinated by a Skype-like machine from the Victorian era. 

MUSIC LIST
Perish by Sono Sanctus
​​Unanswered Questions by Kevin MacLeod
Cyberpunk Underscore by Sono Sanctus
​Imaginary Sunset by Alexis Cuadrado
The Deep Web by Sono Sanctus
The Built World by Sono Sanctus

EPISODE ARCHIVE

IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A BI-WEEKLY PODCAST HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY ABOUT SCI-FI AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES -- HOW WE CREATE THEM AND WHY WE SUSPEND OUR DISBELIEF​.