I’ve recently published the most recent episode of the Reality Break Podcast, and this one is an interview I particularly liked, my chat with hard science fiction author Tobias S. Buckell. We sat down in a bar in a noisy hotel lobby at Dragon*Con and it actually sounds pretty decent. I’ve certainly gotten much worse field recordings from science fiction conventions.
I got to work in a few of my perennial favorite topics like J. G. Ballard and the Strauss and Howe book Generations. We also talked a lot about things that were in his book too, like the tech of floating cities, the steampunk in space opera settings and the unspoken colonialist assumptions in American science fiction. As always, check it out and let me know what you think.