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2016 Reads > TTT: Old interviews with Andre Norton

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Joe Informatico (joeinformatico) | 888 comments So back in late 80s/early 90s Canada, we had a public broadcasting TV series on science fiction, fantasy, and comic books called Prisoners of Gravity. The format was built around discussing major topics or themes related to SF&F/comics by piecing together interviews with various authors, creators, and luminaries of those genres and media. PoG introduced me to a lot of SF&F writers, including Norton, and she's featured in the two clips below at the age of about 81.

S4E17 "Racism" (2:22)

S5E22 "Sexism and Feminism" (10:05) (The audio's not great on this one.)


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Joanna Chaplin | 1175 comments Oh goodness. "Commander Rick" there has an arm keyboard.

I like that her answer to "why put in minority characters" was basically "because it was long overdue". And "I have friends who are".


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David | 23 comments Joe Informatico wrote: "So back in late 80s/early 90s Canada, we had a public broadcasting TV series on science fiction, fantasy, and comic books called Prisoners of Gravity. The format was built around discussing major t..."

Great find Joe! I thought Time Traders fit nicely into what she described as "adventure stories." Some books transcend the historical contexts in which they are written, TT doesn't - but learning a bit about that context makes me appreciate the book more.


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