Episode Three – Star Dot Star

Despite the odd prompt, which Craig continues to deny having anything to do with, we covered a fair bit of ground with this one, …

Mission of Gravity – Hal Clement
Bulldogs! RPG – FATE
Futurama – My Three Suns
Binary and Variable Star Systems
Bloom, by Wil McCarthy, where we get the term “Ladderdown”
Amazing Engine RPG Review
Tabloid RPG
Chiaroscuro Lighting
The Fat Slags
The Untouchables
Maglev
Laser-Powered Space Elevator
Blade Runner
Municipal Darwinism
NERVA, or ‘Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application’
Unix Jokes
Octopi have no personality, or consistency of behaviour
“Passing Through Gethsemane” – Babylon 5
The Quantum Thief
Johnny Mnemonic
Not mentioned, but it was a concept I was reaching for. Also, free to read online
Skill-wires from Shadowrun
A Deepness in the Sky – Vernor Vinge
Definition of ‘Ziphead’
Dollhouse TV show
“Hard Time” – Deep Space 9
The Dark Knight Rises
Altered Carbon – Richard K. Morgan
Sid Meier’s Civilisation
Torchlight II
Xenozoic Tales
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
Across Realtime – Vernor Vinge
The Forever War – Joe Haldeman
Starship Sofa – Poing says: no idea how to find the specific story in the archives without the author name
Andre Norton’s bibliography
Poing says: Unable to find the specific book, because I don’t remember the title. The most obvous option ‘Star Gate,’ I have also read, but is not the one I’m talking about in the show. It’s possible I have the author wrong, too.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
The endless warzone called… ‘Zutara.’

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