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Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Geeks and Beats Podcast, episode 192: The Sci-Fi Future is Female

Sure, everyone credits Star Trek for bringing us cellphones. But did you know Sears & Roebuck gets the credit for bringing another science fiction gadget to your pocket? Georgia Tech professor and author Lisa Yaszek joins the geeks to talk about sci-fi predictions come true, misconceptions about female authors of the early 1900s, how we got “food in pill form” as a trope, and the universal geek enthusiasm for Galaxy Quest. Plus, more on our Live on Facebook Live from Michael’s Back Deck Show show.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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