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Alternate Futures

Alternate Futures

By Alternate Futures
The Alternate Futures podcast features interviews with indie science fiction creators where we discuss their work, the world, and anything in-between.
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Episode 7: The Hidden World and The Symbolism of The Matrix with Kerry Boytzun
In this episode, I speak with Kerry Boytzun about hidden power structures, neural linguistic programming, and the symbolism of The Matrix. Story Introduction: The Invisible Guardian Further info on this and other episodes, as well as transcriptions, the story cube images and the story introductions, can be found at AlternateFutures.co.uk
01:16:30
September 24, 2021
Episode 6: Working with Grandchildren, The Indie Spirit, and Existensial Disasters with Jacqueline M. Druga
In this episode, I chat with prolific apocalypse author, composer, and filmmaker Jacqueline M. Druga about scheduling around grandchildren, the indie spirit, and her interest in apocalypse and post-apocalypse stories. Story Introduction: The Chosen Further info on this and other episodes, as well as transcriptions, the story cube images and the story introductions, can be found at AlternateFutures.co.uk 
45:25
September 11, 2021
Episode 5: Theology, Free Will, and the Challenges of the Future with W.L. Patenaude
In this episode, I chat with Bill Patenaude about the issues of free will, technology, and the role of religion in humanity's future that form the themes of his debut novel A Printer's Choice. Story Introduction: The St. Michael's Emitter Further info on this and other episodes, as well as transcriptions, the story cube images and the story introductions, can be found at AlternateFutures.co.uk
01:02:01
August 27, 2021
Episode 4: Modern Dystopias and the Thought-Provoking Horror of Mark Gillespie
In this episode, dystopian/horror author Mark Gillespie shares his experiences with indie publishing, why he doesn't wear headphones, and his opinions on the scourge of humanity that is reality TV. Story Introduction: A Knight's Revenge Further info on this and other episodes, as well as transcriptions, the story cube images and the story introductions, can be found at AlternateFutures.co.uk
01:02:12
August 25, 2021
Episode 3: Hopeful Apocalypses with Christopher Coates
In this episode, talk with Christopher Coates about small towns, big threats, and how it's easier to sleep at night being a paramedic than an IT guy. Christopher's well-grounded life experiences show through in his ultimately hopeful, near future apocalypse novels. Story Introduction: Frozen for the Future Further info on this and other episodes, as well as transcriptions, the story cube images and the story introductions, can be found at AlternateFutures.co.uk
39:42
August 21, 2021
Episode 2: The Science Fantasy of Ned Marcus
In this episode, I chat with Ned Marcus about his debut novel Blue Prometheus and the merger of the science fiction of a trans-dimensional solar empire with the nature magic of an alternate Uranus. Story Introduction: Desert Revelations Further info on this and other episodes, as well as transcriptions, the story cube images and the story introductions, can be found at AlternateFutures.co.uk
39:32
August 21, 2021
Episode 1: Welcome to Alternate Futures
In this episode, I introduce myself (Edwin Rydberg), my science fiction interests, and the structure of the podcast. I also share the first Revenge of the Muse story introduction. Story Introduction: It's a Wacky World Further info on this and other episodes, as well as transcriptions, the story cube images and the story introductions, can be found at AlternateFutures.co.uk
16:16
August 21, 2021