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The Caribbean Science Fiction Network

26 EpisodesProduced by Jarrel De MatasWebsite

Want to learn more about Caribbean fantasy, folklore, speculative, and science fiction? Interested in established and emerging Caribbean voices about all things sf? Then tune in to The Caribbean Science Fiction Network. In this podcast I showcase emerging and established Caribbean voices who use sf … read more

26 Episodes | 2021 - 2022

Yasmín Portales Machado: A Knowledge Revolution

August 5th, 2022


In the Season 2 finale I chat with Cuban writer Yasmin Portales-Machado. Yasmin brings her academic ventures into science fiction into our discussion of science, knowledge, and queer Caribbeanness.

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Imam Baksh: Epic Caribbean Children Part 2

July 15th, 2022


Tune in to the final part of my two-part series chat with Guyanese writer Imam Baksh about his novel 'The Dark of the Sea'. We chat about mythology, …

Imam Baksh: Epic Caribbean Children Pt 1

June 13th, 2022


In the penultimate episode of season 2 I chat with Guyanese novelist and two-time winner of the CODE Burt award for Young adult fiction, Imam Baksh. …

Leone Ross: Making a Popisho

April 29th, 2022


I chat with Jamaica Leone Ross about her 2021 novel Popisho/This One Sky Day. Magic, food, politics, and pum-pums! This novel really has it all!

Breanne Mc Ivor: Monsters of the Caribbean

April 15th, 2022


I chat with Trinidad and Tobago author Breanne Mc Ivor about her latest collection 'Where there are monsters'. Shakespeare, folklore, and the little …

Tobias Buckell: Shoggoths Anew

April 1st, 2022


In epidode 6 I chat with Grenadian-born, New York Times Best Selling author Tobias Buckell about his latest collection of fantasy stories 'Shoggoths …

Ray Nayler: Disintegrating Balance

March 18th, 2022


In this Season 2 special episode, I chat with Canadian-born writer Ray Nayler about his novella 'A Rocket for Dimitrios'. We chat about the aftermath …

Courttia Newland: Alternate Possibilities

March 4th, 2022


What would our world be like if colonisation never happened? Listen to Barbadian-Jamaican writer Courttia Newland break things down for us with his …

Barbara Lalla: Through the Eyes of Children

February 18th, 2022


In this episode 4 of season 2 I chat with Jamaican Professor Barbara Lalla about her latest novel 'One Thousand Eyes. We chat about children living in a Caribbean dystopia and so much more including a mystery creature. 

Carolina Cardona: Our Steampunk Society

February 4th, 2022


In this episode I chat with Puerto Rican novelist Carolina Cardona about her debut book 'Andujar: The Robot Gentleman of San Juan'. This ain't no …

Anthony Joseph: Frequencies of Caribbean Magic

January 21st, 2022


In this second episode of season 2 I chat with writer and musician Anthony Joseph from Trinidad and Tobago. We discuss what magic means for the Caribbean, UFOs, music, and science. 

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Nalo Hopkinson: Survival in a Sunken World

January 7th, 2022


Welcome to the season 2 premiere! In this first episode I chat with Jamaican Nalo Hopkinson about her latest novella 'Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken …

Malka Older: Thinking about disasters differently

December 17th, 2021


What can we learn from disasters? In this episode I chat with Disaster Sociologist Malka Older about the representation of disasters in science …

Season 1 Preview

December 11th, 2021


A mash up of Season 1 guests. Enjoy!

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Brandon O’Brien - A radically different Caribbean

December 3rd, 2021


How can the Cthulu mythos be reimagined? Where can Caribbean identity be thought of as radically different? What are some ways of perceiving time? …

Kafi Kareem & Patrick Meikle: An un-fore-gettable Caribbean adventure

November 19th, 2021


Caribbean children playing golf? Reconnecting with ancestors through a magical portal? You're not in Kansas anymore, you're in the Caribbean! This …

Diana McCaulay: Changing hearts with climate fiction

November 5th, 2021


Where can Caribbean climate fiction open our hearts as well as our minds? What is the state of humanity during an increasingly worse climate crisis? …

Rafael Ocasio: Mapping Puerto Rico through folklore

October 22nd, 2021


Un episodio especial! I chat with Puerto Rican literary historian Rafael Ocasio about his latest collection which, like the early 20th century …

Robert Edison Sandiford: You have the power...use it

October 8th, 2021


Folklore, myth, superheroes. In this episode, Barbadian writer Robert Edison Sandiford explores our own Caribbean source of power in his novel 'And …

Stephanie Saulter: Looking 'forward' to the next big disruption

September 24th, 2021


In this episode, Jamaican writer Stephanie Saulter discusses 'Regeneration', the final book of the 'Evolution' trilogy. Energy, humanity, politics, …

Karen Lord: Imagining the future of health

September 10th, 2021


How can literature illuminate matters of public health and Caribbean futures? Listen to Barbadian writer, Karen Lord, discuss her latest short story "The Plague Doctors" which is eerily prophetic in its portrayal of an …

Robert Antoni: The Camera Does A Magical Thing

August 28th, 2021


Reader and listener be advised: This is no ordinary novel, this is a shapeshifting piece of work. In this episode, I chat with prize-winning author …

Tricia Chin: The Trees Were Portals

August 13th, 2021


In this episode, Tricia Chin reimagines a world populated by nonhuman folklore characters and humans in her debut book ‘Tabanca and Other Stories’. …

Everard McBain: We don't need a superhero, we need a JUMBIE

July 30th, 2021


How can local animation redefine what it means to be a superhero? Where can folklore help us preserve and accept our rich Caribbean identity? In this …

Introducing The Caribbean Science Fiction Network

July 29th, 2021


Welcome to The Caribbean Science Fiction Network - a celebration of all things fantasy, folklore, speculative fiction, and of course science …

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