Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 17, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #15″

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, August 17, 2013. The fandom series continues with me discussing my love of cyberpunk, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, and JG Ballard. You can subscribe to this podcast feed via RSS. To sponsor the show, contact BackBeat Media. Don’t forget, you can fly your […]

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Talk Geek with Cheap Truth

I got an email from the host of the Talk Geek to Me podcast. He’s doing an interesting sub-project on his main show, periodically doing some episodes that are an audiobook style reading of the seminal Bruce “Vincent Omniaveritas” Sterling edited cyberpunk zines Cheap Truth. I downloaded and listened to this episode and really liked […]

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Continuing Coverage of the Death of Journalism

I find the current state of the news industry a fascinating thing to watch. In that way, it’s much like a 12 car pile-up or a dumpster fire. Here are a few items on the subject that I have found highly interesting. Dan Conover wrote a piece called The Newspaper Suicide Pact a few weeks […]

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New Reality Break Episode is Live: Bruce Sterling!

It is belated, but Reality Break #5 with Bruce Sterling is up and live. In order to make up ground and repay listener patience, I’m going to accelerate the timetable for the next few episodes. I aim to put up the interview with Mur Lafferty this weekend and the one with Tobias Buckell the weekend […]

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Our Ballardian Present

Cousin Brucie blogs about JG Ballard getting recognized as a visionary for his novels of global disaster. When I started getting into science fiction, it was at the beginning of cyberpunk, with which I was smitten including that of Cousin Brucie. At the same time, I really was getting into the “new wave” SF which […]

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Cyberpunk Rumblings

I’ve been thinking a lot about cyberpunk lately. No matter what its current fate in the literary fashion sweepstakes, I always had a great affinity for the genre and always will. No matter that its original young turks are now all too old and respectable to wield the crowbar with proper leverage. Sadly, the Ramones […]

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Unnatural Order

In a weird inversion of the way things usually are, I found an example in the wild of Bruce Sterling citing a quotation from me! What’s next, dogs and cats sleeping with each other? Also on:

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EGC Clambake for March 20, 2007 – “Hippies and Punks”

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for March 20, 2007. This is a particularly foulmouthed episode, including an F-Bomb explosion that came from some sort of anger repository I had not realized I was tapping. Be warned. I play a song from Conconquidore Truidore; I talk about internet […]

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Bruce Sterling on the Internet of Things

I had previously blogged about and quoted bits of the Bruce Sterling “Internet of things” talk as it was edited and aired on O’Reilly’s Distributing the Future. Yesterday I heard the full talk from IT Conversations which I found superior. It’s a really good talk, and it made me feel better about the occasional contentiousness […]

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EGC Clambake For April 6, 2006

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for April 6, 2006. On this show, I digress into interesting dates and times; I present some audio feedback from Milton Phillip; I play a song by Jason Lowenstein; I play a clip of Josh Kinberg on Distributing the Future; I play […]

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GSD

I’ve been listening to the various “Web 2.0″ criticisms for a while now, both of the term and of the idea. I mentioned in my last podcast how I’m getting weary of people criticizing in situations where they could actually do the thing itself with not much more effort than complaining, exposing themselves for being […]

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