Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 41: Let us make Men - From Golems to Androids

November 24, 2016

Episode 42: Let us make Men - From Golems to Androids


This week the dragons take a lot at the long tradition of creating in our own image. Rooted in mythology, folklore and biblical tales, SFF authors M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside trace the journey of the artificial human in speculative fiction from Golems to women made of flowers to androids, robots, mechanoids and cylons. This episode delves into the age old question what makes us human - the presence of free will or the ability to recognise and respect it in others. In the petri dish this week: The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker, Battlestar Galactica, Humans and West World.

Join us as we peel back the skin on man vs creation.


Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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