ECHO CHAMBER: What Is Science Fiction?

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SciFi4MeRadio_REDIt’s a question that we rarely ask in genre communities: Just what exactly is science fiction? What defines the genre, and what stories fit into that genre?

The gang gathers in the Echo Chamber to discuss some of the finer points of literary and filmed media, how it fits into a definition of science fiction — and whether we can actually define it at all… and how does it affect our coverage of the genre?

Is it ray guns? Aliens? Futuristic societies? Dark dystopias or scaly monsters? Radioactive mutations? Spaceships? Biological warfare? How do you define science fiction?

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The panel: Maia Ades, Annaleigh Josephs, Marie Lim, Heather French, Dan Handley, Tim Harvey, Jason Hunt

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Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella “The Hero At the End Of His Rope”. His short film “Species Felis Dominarus” was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel’s 2007 Exposure competition.

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