Is our planet going in the direction predicted or imagined by the top science fiction writers past and present? Science fiction and fantasy scholar John L. Steadman joins us to deep dive into authors H.P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, and William Gibson and how they interpreted the concept of what an alien is, and what it wants. Naturally, this topic takes us down a dark and twisted rabbit hole of what-ifs and thought-provoking concepts that only science fiction is capable of making its readers do.

John L. Steadman has written two books: H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition (2015) and his newest book Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson (2020). Mr. Steadman has also published speculative essays, including Solaria & the Plight of the Millennials (2019), Real & Fictional Vampires in Modern Times (2018), Aliens: Extra-Terrestrial or Trans-Dimensional? (2018) and H. P. Lovecraft & the Elder Sign (2017).
He holds a Master in Education from the American Military University; a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin; a Master of Arts in English Languages & Literature from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Michigan State University.

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Ep 142 – John L. Steadman | Aliens, Robots and Virtual Reality Idols in Science Fiction

by Ghostly Talk