Episode 35 - Interview #2 with A.C. Hachem

This week I have another long chat with science fiction author A.C. Hachem (achachem.com) about his recently released book Dawn Of Legaia (dawnoflegaia.com). We also touch on creativity and the process, the technology in his book (including AI, androids, and artificial gravity), the near future society he's imagined, comic cons, and then we nerd out about movies and video games for a while.



Dawn of Legaia


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*A quick footnote for this episode, in case anyone is fact checking. A.C. later clarified for me that it was a writer for the tv show The Expanse who hated the Mass Effect 3 ending, not one of Mass Effects writers. And if none that made sense to you it's ok to just move along.
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Episode 16 - Interview with author A.C. Hachem

In this episode I do my first interview, this with author A.C. Hachem (achachem.com). His first book, Dawn of Legaia, a near future story set on Earth and in a station in near-earth orbit, will debut on November 11th 2016. We talked about the book, the creative process, realism in science fiction, The Matrix, and more. Also, check out his great blog for daily sci-fi news, movies, gaming, and more.

Also, quick news: Star Trek turns 50, and a great Mars panorama from Curiosity.



Trek at 50

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Mars panorama from the Curiosity rover. Go full screen, or even better, VR if you have it.

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A.C. Hachem and Dawn of Legaia

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A.C.'s blog

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Episode 5 - Science Fiction Come True, pt 2

Beam me up

In this episode we continue exploring fiction of the past, what has come to be reality, and what might yet be in the future. 
 
Also in the news, NASA's Juno mission



Show notes:
Juno

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Smartphone medical devices

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Arthur C. Clarke

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Episode 4 - Science Fiction Come True, pt 1

Hey man, where's my jet pack? This first part explores the roots of science fiction, what old stories can tell us about our time today, and where we still might go in the future.



show notes
News of the Moment:
Smart Glass - light emitting nanoparticle embedded in glass

Referenced on the show:
Ancient Indian Epics
Aristophanes
Urashima Tarō
Micromégas

Mary Shelly
Jules Verne
H.G. Wells
Well's Anticipations
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