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)
"Blessed be The Fruit" - from The Handmaid's Tale TV series (2016), created by Bruce Miller - Hulu.
"May the odds be ever in your favour" - from The Hunger Games film (2012), by Gary Ross, based upon the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins. Sound of actress Elizabeth Banks.