In space, no one can hear you scream, so what five things would you take with you in an escape pod to keep you sane while you’re not busy screaming?
Here, at last, is another Escape Pod Interview for you all to sample! Please join me in welcoming Francis Franklin to his very own EPod… What will he choose to take with him in this adventure? Find out more about the back story at Escape Pod Emulation!
My head ringing from the reverberations of the hull and the screaming of sirens, the hideous noises of a battle I know nothing about and that seems to be over before it even began, I barely squeeze myself into my uniform when the order is given to abandon ship. I have only a few seconds to spare.
I have of late taken an interest in archery, and the escape pod will be just big enough to stand and draw, so I take my bow and arrows… though I suppose the target will have to be impossibly close and the recoil will send…
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Having read your blog for a while I found this both surprising and intriguing:
“For companionship, I take my personal sexbot – but, given the lack of space (oh, how ironic!), just her personality: I’ll need someone to laugh at my jokes and let me win at chess.”
Just your sense of humor or is there more to it?
Well, Supergirl and sexbots were in there because these have been themes on my blog, but the idea of taking just the personality of a sexbot is pure humour. Archery… I will be doing a beginner’s course in November, despite the fact that an old injury may make this difficult. Death and the Maiden is a book about Iphigenia in cult worship in Ancient Greece, and Iphigenia means everything to me.
(Sexbots are interesting to me for two reasons: The first is that, as with vampires and assassins, they pose the question: can we really judge a person by their actions? The second is that our various attitudes towards sexbots reveals a huge amount about our prejudices.)