månadsarkiv: december 2017

Sweconpoddar 45 – Fantastikens Stockholm

45 - fantastikens stockholm

London har stor betydelse i brittisk fantastik, och en motsvarande roll har Stockholm fått i Sverige. Vad har det för betydelse att läsaren känner igen sig? Vilka platser och byggnader är speciellt viktiga? Hur mycket kan författaren förändra för en framtida eller parallell värld men läsaren ändå ska känna igen sig?

Medverkande: Kristina Hård, Maths Claesson, Boel Bermann, Carolina Gómez Lagerlöf (M).

Musiken är från Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3

Sweconpoddar 44 – We remember Octavia Butler

44 - Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler died 10 years ago. She was a black sf author, and much of the power of her writing derives from her experiences as an African American in urban California. She used sf tropes to highlight racism, colonialism, and inequality, and personal and family identity, in a way that is hardly possible in realistic literature. Thus, time travel is used to discuss slavery in USA (Kindred) and segregation of vampires illustrates the present situation of black people (Fledgling).

Participants: Caroline Mullan, John-Henri Holmberg, Martin Halldin, Anna Bark Persson (M).

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Sweconpoddar 43 – Libraries – real and imagined

43 - awesome library

Libraries are described in many books and films, e g those about Harry Potter, books by Patrick Rothfuss, Umberto Eco and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Sandman by Neil Gaiman etc. What is the significance of libraries in literature and film? Which libraries would you like to visit? Are there any existing libraries that are especially interesting, and what role did your local library play?

Participants: Maria Turtschaninoff, Caroline Mullan, Markku Soikkeli, Simon Lundin, Jonas Larsson (M).

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Sweconpoddar 42 – GoH speech Caroline Mullan

42 - Caroline MullanScience Fiction, UK Fandom, and Me: Being one woman’s account of her journey thus far through the lands of Science Fiction and Fandom, and her encounters with the denizens thereof.

With some observations on continuity and change. Also some reflections on the use and abuse of the same, and the wearing out of fannish materials.

From Swecon 2016 – Fantastika in Stockholm, Sweden

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0