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Marooned! on Mars with Matt and Hilary

116 EpisodesProduced by Matt Hauske & Hilary StrangWebsite

a kim stanley robinson read-along podcast with regular forays into utopia. hosted by some friends who are into communism, science fiction and other stuff

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Shaman Episode Zero: Caves, Common Life, Adventure, and Fire

Hello! We are coming back, with a new season of discussing Kim Stanley Robinson novels! This season we'll be doing Shaman (2013), so get your copies ready and start re-reading. New episodes will hopefully be dropping starting next week.

This week Matt and Hilary chat about what kind of science fiction novel Shaman is, what we're looking forward to talking about, and what we're missing, both during the pandemic and under capitalism more generally. Topics include:

  • despair
  • what kind of science fiction novel is this?
  • Chauvet cave
  • things we miss
  • things we had already lacked
  • common life
  • basketball vs. crossfit
  • immersion in the rigorous imagination of a completely different lifeway
  • adventure, blood, starting fires with sticks
  • gender and primitivism
  • boy perspectives

Thank you for listening and we hope to be back next week with regularly scheduled programing!

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