Nerdy Show Microsode: Thrilling Tales of Science Fantasy with Matt D. Wilson
When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.
In-between hard sci-fi and hard fantasy lies a land where robots and unicorns play; so holster your laser pistol and put the spurs to your dragon, ’cause in this episode we’re exploring the ill-defined expanse of science fantasy. This genre is home to critically-important pillars of pop culture like Star Wars and basically every super hero universe, but where’s the dividing line? At what point is advanced technology that’s like magic actually magic?
To help answer this question, Cap, Jess, and Flame On!‘s Bryan are joined by Matt D. Wilson – author and co-host of comics podcast War Rocket Ajax. We share our favorite examples of science fantasy from across all mediums, discover some surprising candidates, and explore sub genres of the sub genre. We also discuss Matt’s current Kickstarter project to fund his new comic: Everything Will Be Okay – a satire about every conceivable apocalypse happening at once. But… is it science fantasy…? Discover the answer within!
Thanks to Dr. Talos for this episode topic!
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Matt D. Wilson Links:
- Everything Will Be Okay on Kickstarter
- The Supervillian Handbook
- The Supervillain Field Manual
- Supreme Villany
- Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective
- War Rocket Ajax
- Nerdy Show Book Club
- Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe: Shadow & Claw | Sword & Citadel
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
- Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom Series
- Arthur C. Clarke’s 40th Anniversary Star Trek essay
- The Expanse
- Chrono Trigger
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Manga | Anime
- Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance
- Viriconium by M. John Harrison
- Green by Jay Lake
- Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
- Kamandi by Jack Kirby
- Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond
- Our Nerdy Show Book Club episode on Philip José Farmer
- Meridian by Barbara Kesel
- Our interview with Donnie Darko writer/ director Richard Kelly