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The Search For Love- Part 2


In Part 1 we looked at how people look for love today with that Sci-Fi Eye. Part 2 of The Search for Love is all about what sci-fi has to say about finding love and relationships - and what we can learn from it about ourselves.  Why does falling in love with a robot isn’t sustainable? When does sex become sacred? And how can love be used as a ruling mechanism? 

Listen and find out:



Show Notes: References

  • Her (2013), by Spike Jonze, with Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johannson.

  • Ex Machina (2014) by Alex Garland, with Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Domnhall Gleeson. 

  • Aldous Huxley, A Brave New World, (1931)

  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)

  • Aeluons, from Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers series (first published 2014)

  • Gor, from John Norman’s Gor series (first published 1966)

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