What can sci-fi teach us about the future?

This podcast talks to the authors of The Exapnse about the future. Listen, having grown up on 70s and 80s scifi, I can tell you what the future holds: scantily-clad post-apocalyptic bears and sex robots. That’s all you need to know.

This week, Richard sits down with duo Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who write science fiction together under the name James SA Corey. Their bestselling space-opera series, The Expanse, which started in 2012 and is due to end in 2021, is set in the middle of the 24th century, when humanity has colonised the solar system. Human society is now beyond race and gender, and is instead divided on a planetary level: those living on Earth, on Mars and on various asteroids, moons and space stations called Belters.

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