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Now that the last installment, “Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith” has has hit the big screen, the Star Wars saga created by George Lucas is over.

But new science fiction races on. The new tales are not traveling to far and distant galaxies any more but instead deep inside what it means to be human.

Hear about the future direction of science fiction in the post-Star Wars era.

Guests:

James Gunn, author of numerous sci-fi novels and director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas

Robin Wayne Bailey, president of the Science Fiction Writers of America

Greg Bear, award winning sci-fi author of “Darwin’s Children”

William Gibson, award winning author of “Neuromancer” and “Pattern Recognition.”

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