Explain the unexplainable with Colin Dickey, The Unidentified and Annalee Newitz, Four Lost Cities!
Peculiar Book Club Podcast
Join host Dr. Brandy Schillace for a special doubleheader. We'll explore mythical monsters, alien encounters, and our obsession with the unexplained with Colin Dickey, author of The Unidentified, and we'll take a tour of Urban Age Cities with Annalee Newitz, author of Four Lost Cities! In true book-club style, you will meet the authors and participate in the discussion–so come with questions! Join us, too, for the PopCult Quizzer with host Davey Berris, where science fact meets science fiction. Episode was recorded live on April 21st, 2022. To join future broadcasts check out our Book Club schedule at https://brandyschillace.com/peculiar/. Follow us on Twitter (@peculiarBC), Facebook (facebook.com/groups/peculiarbooksclub), Instragram (@thepeculiarbookclub), and Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/c/PeculiarBookClub)!
PODCAST: "Hexapodia" is þe Key Insight! XXXVI: Four Lost Cities, by Annalee Newitz
"Hexapodia" Is the Key Insight: by Noah Smith & Brad DeLong
Key Insights:There is a perspective from which “today” means “post-Ordovician”Catul-Huyuk as 900 families living cheek-by-jowl, and after 1500 years… people leave…Angkor’s uniquely vulnerable water reservoirs… and eventually… people leave…Cahokia’s sophisticated organization of labor… but eventually… people leave…Pompeii… well, we know why people flee all-of-a-sudden…Cities are magical places, but not always, and not forever…Cities suffer from abandonment when an overdetermined disaster hits a sclerotic system: you can deal with politics, you can deal with climate change by themselves, but…Question: Will Detroit or Miami or Houston be the next “lost city” in the U.S.?Hexapodia!References:Annalee Newitz: Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age (New York: W.W. Norton, 2021) <https://www.google.com/books/edition/Four_Lost_Cities_A_Secret_History_of_the/l6K6DwAAQBAJ>Joseph Tainter: The Collapse of Complex Societies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) <https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Collapse_of_Complex_Societies/YdW5wSPJXIoC>+, of course:Vernor Vinge: A Fire Upon the Deep (New York: Tor, 1992) <https://archive.org/details/fireupondeep00ving_0/mode/1up> Get full access to Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality at braddelong.substack.com/subscribe
Gaurko Egiako Zi-Fiko literatur solasaldian ikusiko dugu ea baieztatzen den irakurri ditugun eleberri sarituak gorotz samarrak direla dioen teoria. Gurutzatu ditzagun behatzak!En la tertulia literaria de Ci-Fi de Egia de hoy veremos si se confirma la teoría de que las novelas premiadas que hemos leído son un poco mojón. ¡Crucemos los dedos!
As Dev Patel is a snack and genius author Annalee Newitz just happened to have done their senior thesis on courtly love in the 14th century poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Red Scott were ecstatic to have them on to discuss the poem’s adaptation into The Green Knight (2021), directed by David Lowery. Annalee Newitz is most recently the author of Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, as well as being an incredible Science Fiction Author, Lambda Literary Award Winner, and a writer for most publications you’ve heard of, including the NY Times. Fans of Failure to Adapt will also appreciate Annalee’s podcast Our Opinions Are Correct with co-host Charlie Jane Anders. IT’S OUT!!! Order Maggie’s Graphic Novel, SQUAD !!!! If you like us, you’ll also enjoy: Following the pod on twitter: https://twitter.com/FailureAdapt Supporting Failure to Adapt on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FailureToAdaptPodcast
Why Cities Are Abandoned (w/ Annalee Newitz, Sarah Ramos)
Cities aren’t meant to last, according to writer Annalee Newitz. In their book “Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age,” they explore the rise and fall of ancient sites. What can architecture tell us about how we live? What can urban planning tell us about our changing values? And ultimately, why are cities abandoned? Later, we also dive into the story of a scientist who helped us understand the very structure of our DNA. Plus, we get a voice message from actress Sarah Ramos (Parenthood).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Imagining a Not So Grim Post-Apocalyptic Future with Writers Kim Stanley Robinson and Annalee Newitz
Confronting the reality of climate change is often a terrifying and paralyzing activity. But, in the right hands, the story of our warming planet can be a tale of human ingenuity, resilience, and adaptability. Humans, for better or worse, find ways to adapt to almost anything, even the collapse of civilizations. Forum brings together two legendary local science fiction writers, Kim Stanley Robinson and Annalee Newitz, to get their incisive perspectives on the question of the long-term fate of humanity. We’ll talk about the future of the climate, past civilizations of the earth and the audacity of imagining that human beings might find ways to thrive later this century.
Annalee Newitz is pretty much nerd royalty. They are the author of the novels The Future of Another Timeline and Autonomous, which won the Lambda Literary Award. As a science journalist, their work appears regularly in the New York Times and New Scientist, as well as in The Washington Post, Slate, Popular Science, Ars Technica, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. They co-host the Hugo Award-winning podcast Our Opinions Are Correct, founded io9, and served as the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo. Annalee joined Adrian and Laura to dish about their most recent book, Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age: how its archaeological interpretations hearken back to their Ph.D work in literature, what lessons present cities might learn from ancient ones, and their “polyamorous” approach to working on multiple projects simultaneously.
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by science writer Annalee Newitz to talk about their newest book, "Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age." They discuss the fascinating history of once-thriving metropolises, how/why they were abandoned, and the important contributions of those who were far too often erased from our collective memories.
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. They are the author of the book Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, and the novels The Future of Another Timeline, and Autonomous, which won the Lambda Literary Award. As a science journalist, they are a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and have a monthly column in New Scientist. They have published in The Washington Post, Slate, Popular Science, Ars Technica, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, among others. They are also the co-host of the Hugo Award-winning podcast Our Opinions Are Correct. Previously, they were the founder of io9, and served as the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo. We had great fun chatting with Annalee about how they managed to juggle their interests in both science and writing to form a unique and successful career. We hear about how the opportunity to found the successful website io9 came about, and how to select which stories to write as fiction and which as non-fiction. We also veer wildly off-topic on several occasions (in a good way!) and discuss how despite appearances, technological advancements over time aren't always the leaps forward we sometimes think they are.Links:Buy Four Lost Cities and Annalee's other books nowVisit Annalee's websiteVisit io9Watch our video panel Page One Sessions as we discuss writing with great authors: https://youtu.be/gmE6iCDYn-sThe Page One Podcast is brought to you by Write Gear, creators of Page One - the Writer's Notebook. Learn more and order yours now: https://www.writegear.co.uk/page-oneFollow us on Twitter: @write_gearFollow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WriteGearUK/Follow us on Instagram: write_gear_uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.