Monday, August 20, 2012
"Around the close of this century." That is when distinguished author, scientist, and visionary Arthur C. Clarke, in this 1954 appearance at a Books and Authors Luncheon, predicts man will break free of Earth and fly to the moon.
Monday, March 21, 2011
The fantasy of outsmarting our enemies and even the ones we love most in this world is a natural dream. We all love to be right, to have the upper hand. The movie “Limitless” tests the boundaries of that fantasy by imagining the consequences of a world where we can access the deepest boundaries of our brains with the helpful pop of a pill.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Science fiction has a powerful grip on popular music, from Ziggy Stardust to R&B singer's Janelle Monae's current android alter-ego. Today, we explore how the literary genre continues to shape music. Author Rick Moody, whose new novel The Four Fingers of Death involves a mission to Mars, joins us along with WNYC and WQXR host David Garland. Plus, Josh Ritter plays live from his new album So Runs the World Away, and talks about his spectacular recovery from writer's block.
Monday, May 24, 2010
- North Korea/South Korea: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the situation between the North and South "precarious" and has expressed support for measures to punish North Korea for its attack on a South Korean warship. BBC correspondent, John Sudworth reports from Seoul.
- Listeners Respond: We brought you a story Friday about how a team of scientists in Maryland had developed the first synthetic living cell, new living bacteria created from non-living parts. Today we hear what you think of the issue. Is this science or science fiction?
Friday, October 02, 2009
"The Twilight Zone" turns 50 years old today, and we take a look back through the episodes that made this one of the most influential television series – science-fiction or otherwise – in history. With Rod Serling's distinctive narration alongside mysterious plot lines that made the hairs stand up on viewers' necks, the series was and remains in a class of its own. Are you ready to enter ... the Twilight Zone?
Thursday, May 07, 2009
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Friday, January 23, 2009