The Caribbean Science Fiction Network

The Caribbean Science Fiction Network

Want to learn more about Caribbean fantasy, folklore, speculative, and science fiction? Interested in established and emerging Caribbean voices about all things sf? Then tune in to The Caribbean Science Fiction Network. In this podcast I showcase emerging and established Caribbean voices who use sf genres to explore future states of Caribbean identity. Through these genres, the writers redefine Caribbean futurity and what it means to be Caribbean. Follow on Instagram and Twitter: @caribbeansfnet Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and rating! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support

Episodes

August 5, 2022 25 min

In the Season 2 finale I chat with Cuban writer Yasmin Portales-Machado. Yasmin brings her academic ventures into science fiction into our discussion of science, knowledge, and queer Caribbeanness.


--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support
Mark as Played

Tune in to the final part of my two-part series chat with Guyanese writer Imam Baksh about his novel 'The Dark of the Sea'. We chat about mythology, East Indian identities, and racial difference.

Music: Ravi B - Go Back

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support
Mark as Played

In the penultimate episode of season 2 I chat with Guyanese novelist and two-time winner of the CODE Burt award for Young adult fiction, Imam Baksh. We chat about the epic genre, Indo-Caribbeanness, and myth. 

Music: Ravi B - Go Back

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support
Mark as Played
April 29, 2022 38 min

I chat with Jamaica Leone Ross about her 2021 novel Popisho/This One Sky Day. Magic, food, politics, and pum-pums! This novel really has it all!

Music Credit: 'Hurtin' Me' - Stefflon Don ft French Montana

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com

Links to the pod available here

Website available here

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support
Mark as Played

I chat with Trinidad and Tobago author Breanne Mc Ivor about her latest collection 'Where there are monsters'. Shakespeare, folklore, and the little ways people are monstrous are some of the topics we dive into!


Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com

Links to the pod available here

Website available here

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/suppor...
Mark as Played
April 1, 2022 34 min

In epidode 6 I chat with Grenadian-born, New York Times Best Selling author Tobias Buckell about his latest collection of fantasy stories 'Shoggoths in Traffic'. We talk about Rastafarianism, Cowboys, and fairy tales!. 

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet. Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com Links to the pod available here Website available here.

Music: 'Tombstone' - Mandella Linkz


--- Support ...
Mark as Played
March 18, 2022 24 min

In this Season 2 special episode, I chat with Canadian-born writer Ray Nayler about his novella 'A Rocket for Dimitrios'. We chat about the aftermath of World War 2, politics, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This podcast stands firmly in support of Ukraine, condemns war, and stands for peace everywhere.

Music: On I Ona - Вода (Не такі, як всі) (Dark mix)

To read more about Ray's fiction, check out his website: http...

Mark as Played

What would our world be like if colonisation never happened? Listen to Barbadian-Jamaican writer Courttia Newland break things down for us with his latest novel ' A River Called Time' in episode 5! We talk about African cosmology, technology, and how to reimagine possibilities.

Music Credit: Marvey 'Know the Face'

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com

Links to the...

Mark as Played

In this episode 4 of season 2 I chat with Jamaican Professor Barbara Lalla about her latest novel 'One Thousand Eyes. We chat about children living in a Caribbean dystopia and so much more including a mystery creature. 

Intro music: 'Take Bamboo' - Melick & Boogy Ranks

Transition music: 'Love is Wicked' - Brick & Lace

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail....

Mark as Played
February 4, 2022 27 min

In this episode I chat with Puerto Rican novelist Carolina Cardona about her debut book 'Andujar: The Robot Gentleman of San Juan'. This ain't no ordinary robot, though, he's much more than metal. We chat about humanity, Puerto Rican science fiction, and the steampunk genre.

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com

Links to the pod available here

Website available he...

Mark as Played

In this second episode of season 2 I chat with writer and musician Anthony Joseph from Trinidad and Tobago. We discuss what magic means for the Caribbean, UFOs, music, and science. 

Music credits:

Intro: 'Trini to D' Bone'

Music: 'Hustle' - Anthony Joseph

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com

Links to the pod available here

Website available here

--- Suppor...
Mark as Played

Welcome to the season 2 premiere! In this first episode I chat with Jamaican Nalo Hopkinson about her latest novella 'Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken Story'. We chat about Caribbean language, technology, pigs, and Sean Paul! Music Credits: Intro: Trini to D' Bone instrumental Transitions: 'Like Glue' - Sean Paul

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com

Links to the p...

Mark as Played

What can we learn from disasters? In this episode I chat with Disaster Sociologist Malka Older about the representation of disasters in science fiction. We discuss the interconnections between disaster and politics, humanity, and empathy. Music credit: Scrunter - 'Eat Something'

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com

Links to the pod available here

Website available here

...
Mark as Played
December 11, 2021 5 min

A mash up of Season 1 guests. Enjoy!

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com

Links to the pod available here

Website available here

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support
Mark as Played

How can the Cthulu mythos be reimagined? Where can Caribbean identity be thought of as radically different? What are some ways of perceiving time? These questions and more are answered in this episode and season 1 finale featuring Trinidad and Tobago writer Brandon O'Brien who discusses his latest collection of poems, 'Can you sign my tentacle?' Music credit: Kan Kan Riddim If you enjoyed this episode drop a review and ...

Mark as Played

Caribbean children playing golf? Reconnecting with ancestors through a magical portal? You're not in Kansas anymore, you're in the Caribbean! This episode features 'The Caddy Club', an upcoming animated movie. Kafi Kareem, the writer and director from Trinidad & Tobago, and Patrick Meikle from Jamaica, the lead character designer discuss how 'The Caddy Club' can clear up certain misconceptions about the ...

Mark as Played

Where can Caribbean climate fiction open our hearts as well as our minds? What is the state of humanity during an increasingly worse climate crisis? In this episode Jamaican Diana McCaulay discusses this and more in her 2020 novel Daylight Come.  Introductory VoiceOver by Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley at the 2021 COP26 Climate Summit  Music by: Koffee - Lockdown

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email:...

Mark as Played

Un episodio especial! I chat with Puerto Rican literary historian Rafael Ocasio about his latest collection which, like the early 20th century scientific survey conducted by Franz Boas, maps the former Spanish colony through folklore. But this collection is more than just folklore. Reimagined fairytales as well as history also populate this collection as well an emphasis on the hills as a space of resistance and reclamation.

Follow...

Mark as Played

Folklore, myth, superheroes. In this episode, Barbadian writer Robert Edison Sandiford explores our own Caribbean source of power in his novel 'And Sometimes They Fly'. We talk about the role of the hero in the region as well as the Caribbean as a real place with real people. This may be fantasy but it's also an assemblage of so much more. Music credit: 'Tempted to Touch' - Rupee Did you enjoy the episode? Drop ...

Mark as Played

In this episode, Jamaican writer Stephanie Saulter discusses 'Regeneration', the final book of the 'Evolution' trilogy. Energy, humanity, politics, and technology are all discussed as part of what a future Caribbean might look like. Music credit: 'Three Little Birds' - Bob Marley Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and rating! 

Follow on Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet.

Email: caribbeansfnet...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    Morbid

    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

    The Dan Bongino Show

    He’s a former Secret Service Agent, former NYPD officer, and New York Times best-selling author. Join Dan Bongino each weekday as he tackles the hottest political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.