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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/caribbeansfnet/support

Episodes

January 19, 2024 34 mins

Listen to Nicole & Sam of Dominica talk about their collection 'The Flying Crapaud'.

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Listen to episode 8 where I chat about the Haitiverse and Haitian futurisms with Haitian born writer Fabrice Guerrier.

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In part two of episode 8, I continue my chat with Haitian born writer Fabrice Guerrier.

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October 9, 2023 31 mins

I chat with Jamaican born author C. J. Farley about games, folklore, and more!

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August 25, 2023 31 mins

In this episode Celeste Rita Baker of the US Virgin Islands chats about her fantasy award winning story 'Glass Bottle Dancer' along with other stories.

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July 28, 2023 36 mins

Listen to episode 5 featuring Indo-Caribbean author from Guyana Premee Mohamed. We chat about the cosmic, rainforests, and Caribbean futurisms.


Music credit: Poonam Singh - GUYANA

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June 30, 2023 32 mins

This episode features a debut novel by Jamaican writer Coriandré

Lawrence.

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In this third episode of season 3, listen to 'Gringa-Rican' author Ann Dávila Cardinal discuss 'Category Five'.


Music credit: J Balvin and Bad Bunny ' - La Canción

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April 28, 2023 30 mins

In episode 2 of season 3 I chat with Marcia Douglas about her novel 'The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A novel in Bass Riddim

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To kickstart season 3 of the podcast, I chat with US Virgin Islander Cadwell Turnbull about 'No Gods, No Monsters'.


Music credit: Volume International Band - 'Carnival'

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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.


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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

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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

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April 29, 2022 38 mins

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

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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!


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April 1, 2022 34 mins

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!. 

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Music: 'Tombstone' - Mandella Linkz


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March 18, 2022 24 mins

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)

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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'

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February 18, 2022 23 mins

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

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February 4, 2022 27 mins

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.

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