Tales From The Bridge: All Things Sci-Fi

Tales From The Bridge: All Things Sci-Fi

Tales From the Bridge is a Science Fiction podcast. Join Tristan, Marty, Kevin, and Sam as they discuss the best in Sci-Fi from books and graphic novels to television and film - to cutting-edge edge concepts and ideas. There is also science news, and even a bit of trivia. You can always find more episodes on our website, you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge. You can even send us an email and explain why you think Jar Jar Binks was a Sith Lord at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/BridgeTales Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/119880546012595/ Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/

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September 21, 2021 55 min

We have a twofer for you in this episode. We sit down with Hollywood Director, Producer, Writer and Animator, Neill Blomkamp, and Hard-Sci-fi author Peter Watts. For this grand meeting of the minds, we cover space vampires, human extinction, the justification for sentience, and discover how a little bit of solipsism can lead to murder.

Make sure to check out Oats Studios, for great online content from Neill Blomkamp.

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In this episode, Kevin, Marty, and Tristan sit down with science fiction author and futurist, Karl Schroeder. We discuss science fiction influences and current reads. In his latest novel Stealing Worlds, Karl creates an ambitious "near-future cyberpunk thriller about economic revolutionaries, surveillance capitalism, augmented-reality live-action role-playing, and burglary".  He also lets us know why Star Wars and Star Trek...

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September 5, 2021 49 min

On this episode of TFTB we review Andy Weir's latest book Project Hail Mary. You may have enjoyed Andy's last novel (and movie), The Martian, which was a big hit, and we will see if his follow-up meets the high standard he has set for himself. We also discuss billionaires in space, Batman, and The Court of Owls, and wind things up with some trivia.

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September 5, 2021 2 min

Check out what's happening on the Bridge for the Fall of 2021! We have more author interviews, celebrity guest-hosts, and much more coming your way.  Here are just some of the guests we have coming on the show: Adrian Tchaikovsky, Cory Doctorow, Greg Bear, Karl Schroeder, Neill Blomkamp, Peter Watts, and Steven Novella.

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In this episode, Tristan, Kevin, Sam, and Marty review The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers.  This is the first book in the Hugo Award-winning 'Wayfairer' series that began life with a Kickstarter campaign and moved on to international acclaim. 

On Science Fiction-Science Fact, Kevin covers the latest from DARPA, fission rockets, and supersonic air travel.  Marty gives a recap of the Hugo and Nebula Awar...

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Set aside some quality time for yourself, and dig into our feature-length interview with hard-science fiction author, Peter Watts. In this expansive discussion, we cover AI, split-brain personalities, mind links, a monkey with a fork in its head, and stories with real ideas in them.

Are you listening to this on your commute? This episode will get you to work, and home again, and you'll be forever changed. 

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August 4, 2021 40 min

In this episode, the Sci-Fi Book Gang reviews To Say Nothing of The Dog, by Connie Willis.  On Science Fiction-Science Fact, Kevin gives us the low-down on laser-wielding farm equipment and rocketeer soldiers. Marty assigns some reading to his fellow hosts as part of our coverage of the Hugo and Nebula awards.  Finally, Sam takes things home with some Star Trek trivia for you non-Star Wars types.

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In this episode, Marty and Tristan sit down for an enlightening conversation with David Zindell, author of Neverness. Things got so interesting and we had to turn this into two episodes. Keep an eye out for part 2 in episode 7.

Find more of David Zindell's work at www.davidzindell.com

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As promised, here is Part 2 of Marty and Tristan's conversation with David Zindell, author of Neverness, The Idiot God, The Broken God, and The Diamond Warriors.

Find more of David Zindell's work at www.davidzindell.com

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July 7, 2021 46 min

In this episode, we review A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine.  We also discuss the classic French graphic novel by Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Jean Giraud, AKA 'Mœbius',  The Incal.

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In this episode, the Sci-Fi Gang talks about their favorite sci-fi movies and shows through the decades. Have no fear, Battlestar Galactica will be discussed, but so will Zardoz, so it's a mixed bag.

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June 15, 2021 48 min

In this episode, we review Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. We check out some News from space in Science Fiction Science Fact and then explore all of your best options for time-traveling paradoxes in our trivia segment.

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June 4, 2021 43 min

Tales From The Bridge: Episode 1.
In our premiere episode, we talk about how our book club transitioned into a podcast. We have an overview of some of our favorite books in the past year.

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June 4, 2021 51 min

This month we review Neverness by David Zindell, talk graphic novels, science news, and throw in a bit of trivia.

You can always find more episodes on our website, you can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest on what is happening on The Bridge!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BridgeTales
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/119880546012595/
Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/

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