Episode 31: Soylent Green and Make Room! Make Room!
Some science fiction books make an accurate prediction of the future, but not a whole lot of them. Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison misses the mark as far as the year 2019 goes. However, the current issue of climate change may make some of the food shortages that are depicted in the book become a stark reality. It is a story of the dangers of overpopulation and the limited resources of the planet earth. You know, earth, the one we're on. The film version of the book is a classic dystopian vision of the future, with food shortages and over crowded cities, Soylent Green. The book and the film are quite different (wait for the big reveal at the end of this show). Spoiler alert....we hold nothing back.
We hope you enjoy the discussion and the digressions!
Music kindly provided by Erdenstern.
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