Ep. 86: Tech-Fi & Technology As Story with Ken Liu (Mini-Masterclass)

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Jan 9 2024 • 1 hr

Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass on Tech-Fi & Technology As Story with award-winning author Ken Liu. During the episode, Ken decodes the intricacies of technology fiction, including what tech-fi means, the uses of technology in fantasy, how technology and stories shape us and expresses our values, personifying technology, new technologies, A.I. and fear mongering, imagining positive impacts of future tech and more.

NOTE: This is part two of a two-part chat with Ken. Click ⁠⁠here⁠⁠ to check out part one.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Ken Liu is the award-winning, bestselling author of The Dandelion Dynasty epic fantasy quartet, along with the short story collections The Paper Menagerie & Other Stories and The Hidden Girl & Other Stories. His latest novel is ⁠Speaking Bones⁠, the final book in The Dandelion Dynasty.

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Adrian M. Gibson is a podcaster, writer and illustrator. His debut novel, Mushroom Blues, is releasing in spring 2024.

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M.J. Kuhn is the author of ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Among Thieves⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, her debut novel, and its sequel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Thick as Thieves⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

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MUSIC:

Intro: "⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Into The Grid⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠" by MellauSFX

Outro: “⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Galactic Synthwave⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠” by Divion

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