Yes it’s the illustrious Turbofanatic with us once again! The author of Aphelion and Deltavengers is talking with me about some of the themes of Wheel in the Sky (our collaborative project alongside Michael Silva ). That theme, of course, is Narrative Technology, or how we use technology to turn our lives into a fairy-tale.
Magic Mirror by Orson Scott Card
Technology isn’t converging on a god, it’s converging on a genie
Jared Diamond’s “Invention is the mother of necessity”
Scooby-Doo and the Problem of Consciousness
Thomas Nagel’s What is it like to be a bat? (thanks to Katy Bensen for recommending that essay)
And Fullmetal Alchemist! Why NOT talk about Fullmetal Alchemist? More Goddamn Alchemy!
Um. Spoilers for the first series.