R. Scott Bakker: On Alien Philosophy and Fantasy

Anasûrimbor Kellhus from the Second Apocalypse Saga. Art by Jason Deem

Canadian author R. Scott Bakker is best known for his Second Apocalypse saga, a series of dark fantasy novels that explore philosophical and even neuroscientific ideas through a world of sorcery, holy wars and inhuman evil. In this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe chat with Bakker about his recent paper “On Alien Philosophy,” published in the The Journal of Consciousness Studies. Plus, as a long-time fan, Robert throws in a few questions about Bakker’s approach to fiction and the strange creatures that occupy his created worlds.

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Topics in this Podcast: aliens, philosophy, STBYM Interview