“For All Mankind”: Reimagining Space, Society, and History on the Apple TV+ Show

Gadi couldn’t stop talking about “For All Mankind” until we promised to build an episode around it. Joining him and Karen to share their impressions of the show will be R.W.W. Greene (author of The Light Years and Twenty Five to Life), Helen Montgomery (Chair of Chicon 8), and Alex Fayette (board member of both Karen’s and Gadi’s startups).

Strategy Strikes Back: Star Wars And Modern Military Conflict

Strategy Strikes Back authors Lt. Col. Matt Cavanaugh, Max Brooks, August Cole, and Steve Leonard join Gadi and Karen to discuss Star Wars and modern military conflict. In the book, they made understanding strategy fun by the use of a common global language – The love of Star Wars.

Mexicanx on the Rise

Catch a rising star as five of the Mexicanx Initiative’s leaders spotlight some of the brightest new literary and art phenoms. They’ll share their latest endeavors furthering Mexicanx representation in SFF and the world at large. Joining Gadi and Karen will be John Picacio, Libia Brenda, Julia Rios, Andrea Chapela, and Héctor González. This Saturday, April 10th, at 3 PM Eastern Time.

The Biohacking Show

Photo by Edward Jenner from Pexels Najla Lindsay and Nina Alli from the DEFCON Biohacking Village will join Gadi and Karen along with Meredith L. Patterson, for a conversation on the state of biohacking today. Where are we going with Biohacking? What should we be on the lookout for? How has the pandemic impacted our perspective of it?Continue reading “The Biohacking Show”

Hugo Awards Coverage in 2021 and Have You Voted Yet?

Art by our staffer Piia Sorvoja. As the nomination period for the 2021 Hugo Awards draws to a close this coming Friday, Essence of Wonder is planning a reprise of our Hugo Awards coverage last summer.  We interviewed the authors of the finalists for the best works in the Novel, Novella, Novelette, and Short StoryContinue reading “Hugo Awards Coverage in 2021 and Have You Voted Yet?”


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