Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons Episode 142: Battlefield Earth - Intergalactic Invasions in Speculative Fiction

November 9, 2018

Episode 142: Battlefield Earth - Intergalactic Invasions in Speculative Fiction

Alien invasions - both those featuring a physical invasion via extraterrestrial travellers and the more insidious kind where society is taken over from within - loom large in sub genres of Science Fiction. How did these stories come to be in fashion in the first place? If Sci-fi reflects the time it was written in, what exactly do these stories tell us about the modern world? And what makes these stories so enduring? This week Jules and Madeleine delve into the subject in search of answers. On the slab this week - H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, Independence Day, Men in Black, The Host - Stephanie Meyer and many more.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic