Bugs in the Arroyo: sf podcast about metal-eating bug apocalypse

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9 Responses to “Bugs in the Arroyo: sf podcast about metal-eating bug apocalypse”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Meh, it’s been done on Rocky and Bullwinkle. The Metal Munching Moon Mice, led by “The Big Cheese”, Boris Badenov.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t Greg Bear or someone write a novel based on a similar conceit? Maybe it was a bacteria, instead. I recall there being a rather lightweight romance about someone who develops metal and petrochemical eating bugs of some sort that sends us all back into pre-industrial modes.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It’s really hard to imagine how metal eating bugs would prevent people from living in a modern or even post-modern way; and certainly it’s hard to imagine pioneers without their iron axes, knives, rifles, pots and pans.

    Anything that can be made out of metal, we’ve got other stuff we can make it out of now. Plastics, ceramics, carbon fiber… As for electronics, well, you can encase the metal in something the bugs don’t eat, right?

    Well, maybe they explain it better in the book itself. ^.^;;

  4. Daemon says:

    Just going by your introduction… the pioneers didn’t have metal?

  5. bugmaker says:

    They only had folk and bluegrass.

  6. spocko says:

    I will check it out. Jumper is one of my favorite books. Sadly it was turned into a terrible movie. My only joy is knowing that at least he made some money on the rights so he can keep writing.

  7. Cory Doctorow says:

    @3 I think he and Laura paid off the mortgage and put away enough for both kids’ university education off that deal.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The story is also available in html (and other formats) at http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=22775 .

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