PODCAST

Utopia Science Fiction Podcast. Episode 10: Soft Clocks

November 2021

Presenting the Utopia Science Fiction - The Podcast: Soft Clocks. The Editor-in-chief and Design Editor are joined by special guest stars Fiction Editor Leon Perniciaro and regular artist contributor Haley Grunloh as we discuss Yoshio Aramaki's Soft Clocks (1968) (you can read the story here. Just in time for our art special issue we discuss this surreal tribute to Salvador Dali that brokered in a new era of Japanese Science Fiction and is an extremely weird story.

Utopia Science Fiction Podcast. Episode 9: A Sunrise Every 90 Minutes

July 2021

Presenting the Utopia Science Fiction — The Podcast: A Sunrise Every 90 Minutes. The Editor-in-chief and Design Editor are joined by special guest star Poetry Editor Lynne Sargent as they discuss Victoria Zelvin's new science fiction work "A Sunrise Every 90 Minutes" (Mar. 2021, Flash Fiction Online), which you can read the story here. We discuss what is undoubtedly one of our favorite pieces of flash this year.

Utopia Science Fiction Podcast. Episode 8: Desertion

May 2021

Presenting the Utopia Science Fiction — The Podcast: Desertion.  The editor-in-chief and design editor are joined by special assistant editor Leon Perniciaro as they discuss Clifford D. Simak's short story "Desertion" (1944) (which you can read here). We talk about Pantropy, the Fermi Paradox, and talking dogs!

Utopia Science Fiction Podcast. Episode 7: Sultana's Dream

March 2021

Presenting the Utopia Science Fiction — The Podcast: Sultana's Dream. We're back after a short break and we're better than ever. The editor-in-chief and design editor are joined by special guest star Haley Grunloh as they discuss Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's science fiction feminist utopian story "Sultana's Dream" (1905) (which you can read here​). We discuss feminism, writing styles, and street flowers (lots about street flowers!).

Utopia Science Fiction Podcast. Episode 6: Dystopia to Utopia

November 2020

In this episode, we read "Dues" by Bill Glover (Utopia Science Fiction, October 2020). Later, the editor and design editor are joined by special guest star Leon Perniciaro and discuss turning famous dystopian novels into Utopian stories.

Utopia Science Fiction The Podcast Episode 5 The Art of Something New

September 2020

We read the story "Not Usual" by David Chevalier (Utopia Science Fiction, August 2020). Then, joined by special guest star Haley Grunloh, we discuss artwork, creating illustrations for Utopia, advice for artists, our recent art competition and more!

Utopia Science Fiction Podcast. Episode 4: Star Investigators

July 2020

We read "Rainmaker" by Thomas Broderick and then discuss a science article talking about the sudden and mysterious disappearance of a giant star in a galaxy millions of light-years away.

Utopia Science Fiction Podcast. Episode 3: The Beginning of the End

May 2020

We read "Your Futures" by Nick Dinacola and then discuss how to write a good last line after a quick round of trivia where we try to guess the name of a story based on just the last line.

Utopia Science Fiction Podcast. Episode 2: The Best of Both Worlds

March 2020

We read "What The Good Must Remember" and discuss the genre of science fantasy.

Utopia Science Fiction Podcast. Episode 1: What Makes a Good Utopia?

February 2020

We read "Library of Life" by Lena Ng and discuss what makes a good Utopian story and society.