Trinities with Jen Williams

Trinities with Jen Williams

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFrom ancient mythology and religious texts to Star Trek and Harry Potter, trinities – or trios – have always been a common motif. Why is the power of three so potent and what tropes do we tend to see?  To...
Alien at 40: The making of a feminist icon

Alien at 40: The making of a feminist icon

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 1979, one of the most seminal sci-fi films ever made was shown for the first time on the big screen. Ridley Scott’s Alien is a dark, disturbing and downright terrifying addition to the Hollywood Hall of...
The problem with the chosen one

The problem with the chosen one

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn our last episode, we had author Aliette de Bodard on to discuss the absence of mothers in speculative fiction. One explanation put forward was the focus of chosen one narratives – these stories rely on...