Listen to Episode Three!
Welcome to our episode three of Magical Space Pussycats! Thank you so much, returning listeners, for coming back to us, and for new listeners – welcome! We’re a speculative fiction book club, news, and chat show and we’re delighted you’re here. In this episode, we go in-depth on our read of Pat Cadigan’s Synners, talk about how terrifying robot personhood could be, and finish it up (as always!) by telling you what we’re currently reading!
Synners on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/304806.Synners
Tor.com’s “Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy Booktubers to Follow”: http://www.tor.com/2016/07/26/booktube-sci-fi-fantasy-sff-channels-to-follow
Uncanny Magazine’s Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lynnemthomas/uncanny-magazine-year-three-the-space-unicorn-flie
“Why Are the Worlds of Fantasy Romance so Grim” from FantasyFaction: http://fantasy-faction.com/2016/why-are-the-worlds-of-fantasy-romances-so-grim#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed
Electronic Personhood discussion on AFutureWorthThinkingAbout: http://www.afutureworththinkingabout.com/?p=5030
Electronic Personhood proposal: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-robotics-lawmaking-idUSKCN0Z72AY
“Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem”: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/opinion/sunday/artificial-intelligences-white-guy-problem.html?smid=tw-share&referer
Encoding Bias discussion at the MIT Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602025/how-vector-space-mathematics-reveals-the-hidden-sexism-in-language/
What We’re Reading Now (Other Than the Lady Vaults):
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/887877.Red_Seas_Under_Red_Skies
Imprudence by Gail Carriger: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12799435-imprudence?ac=1&from_search=true
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10874177-etiquette-espionage?ac=1&from_search=true
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26114463-nevernight?ac=1&from_search=true
The Fox by Sherwood Smith: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/222838.The_Fox?ac=1&from_search=true
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23281789-the-book-of-phoenix?from_search=true
Way Down Dark by J.P. Smythe: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25202767-way-down-dark?ac=1&from_search=true
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