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Welcome to the AntipodeanSF Radio Show, hosted by the editor of AntipodeanSF, Ion Newcombe, aka "Nuke" or "The Jollyfish". Ion selects the best in speculative flash fiction for these shows, with stories often narrated by the authors themselves. 

Listen in weekly to a show devoted to the presentation of flash speculative fiction stories (science fiction, fantasy, and horror).

The AntiSF Radio show also features discussions and panel presentations recorded at various speculative fiction conventions and awards ceremonies.

AntiSF is where speculative flash fiction belongs - downside up!


Aug 16, 2014

One thing I grok* about speculative fiction, and this is the term I'll use instead of science fiction despite that being what I might have used 20 years ago, is its power to explore uncomfortable notions, powerful notions, and potentially deadly notions. Specfic takes ideas and stretches them, nudges them, seeds them into our collective memespace. Readers, listeners, viewers, and creators all — some of us are all of the above simultaneously — are then given to test those notions, to conduct thought experiments, and to make or alter conclusions. And be ready for the next series of tests.

*Grok: understand (something) intuitively or by empathy (Oxford Dictionary of English), originally coined by Robert Heinlein in his novel "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1961) as a Martian word meaning 'to drink'. But you must read the novel in order to truly grok the meaning of grok.

Welcome to the laboratory of the mind. And welcome to the AntipodeanSF Radio Show Castor. Gemini and holden jokes aside, and without mention of Blade Runner, let's launch. I'm Nuke, and I'm your voice guide. Grok with me the stories about to meld with your mind. Open it and let Grayhorse tell you what you'll eat after the apocalypse, get biological and freedom simultaneously with Clark, and go on a Quest with the Alien Escape Clause Man himself, MuZZ. Damn those chickens, and pepper them at the same time. The show is rounded by some interview words from Elizabeth Newman and Ian Irvine, in conversation about Ian.

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