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Drabblecast 398- The Day After the Day the Martiians Came

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:29 am
by normsherman
This week The Drabblecast presents “The Day After the Day the Martians Came” by Frederik Pohl.

Jokes can teach you a lot about the underlying anxieties of a culture. The old line “take me to your leader” was actually a jab at President Eisenhower’s leadership during the Cold War. This story is about jokes and anxiety. Part of what makes it so brilliant is discerning between the two.

Re: Drabblecast 398- The Day After the Day the Martiians Came

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:35 pm
by Kevin Anderson
I really enjoyed this episode. The story was great, excellent dialogue, but what I enjoyed most came at the end of the episode. I love learning about the author's motivations or inspiration for writing a story. Would love to hear more author's notes at the end of DC episodes.

Re: Drabblecast 398- The Day After the Day the Martiians Came

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:19 am
by normsherman
Totally taking this suggestion to heart Kev. I love it too. Sometimes authors can be a little shy or want the story to totally stand on it's own but personally I've always loved hearing a little background, as long as it's presented AFTER the story.