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Tested: Adam Savage, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, and Andy Weir Talk ‘The Martian’

Recently, Tested hosted a screening of ‘The Martian’, the new film based on the acclaimed book by Andy Weir. After the screening, Andy and astronaut Chris Hadfield joined Adam Savage on stage to discuss the movie, space technology, and NASA’s real mission to Mars.  

Vintage Science Fiction: Philip K. Dick interview 1976

1976 interview with author Philip K. Dick Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and philosopher whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in …

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The San Diego Foundation: Everything Is Science Fiction: The Future of San Diego with David Brin

KPBS Evening Edition host, Peggy Pico, interviews science fiction author, scientist and leading futurist David Brin on an exploration of trends in our region and possibilities for San Diego’s future.  

William Gibson: Technology, Science Fiction & the Apocalypse

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his landmark novel “Neuromancer,” CHF favorite William Gibson returns to the Festival. This autumn he’ll celebrate the publication of his latest work, “The Peripheral,” a high-tech thriller set partly in a decadent postapocalyptic future. Gibson is joined in conversation by author Carol Anshaw. The Chicago Humanities Festival’s …

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Authors@Google: Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

Larry Niven & Gregory Benford, two of the most respected authors of hard science fiction, talk about their new book “Bowl of Heaven” and the concept of stories about “big dumb objects” as a sub-genre. They review prior stories (including Ringworld by Niven) and then talk about the physics of the “big smart object” that …

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CBC: Sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury on violence, laughter & sadness

In this clip, author Ray Bradbury talks about our relationship with violence, love, laughter and sadness. Bradbury was a fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer, best known for his dystopian novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as ‘The Martian Chronicles’ and ‘The Illustrated Man’.  

Tested: The Talking Room | Adam Savage Interviews ‘The Martian’ Author Andy Weir

Adam Savage welcomes author Andy Weir to The Talking Room! Andy wrote ‘The Martian’, the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars–it’s a book we can’t recommend enough. Adam and Andy talk about the research that went into writing the book, the portrayal of astronauts in fiction, and the upcoming film adaptation!  

AT&T Tech Channel: Interview with author/futurist Arthur C. Clarke, from an AT&T-MIT Conference, 1976

Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author and futurist, crossed paths with the scientists of the Bell System on numerous occasions. In 1945, he concurrently, but independently, conceived of the first concept for a communications satellite at the same time as Bell Labs scientist, John Robinson Pierce. Pierce too, was a science fiction writer. To avoid …

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Douglas Adams: Parrots the Universe and Everything

Douglas Adams was the best-selling British author and satirist who created The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In this talk at UCSB recorded shortly before his death, Adams shares hilarious accounts of some of the apparently absurd lifestyles of the world’s creatures, and gleans from them extraordinary perceptions about the future of humanity. Adams is …

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