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Piraceuticals
Oct 3, 2017 · 29 min
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This episode we go to a future with pirates! There always has to be at least one pirate episode per season. This time it’s pharmaceutical pirates. 
 
 This episode was inspired by a new book by Annalee Newitz called Autonomous. It’s very good and you should read it. I am not being paid to say that, I just really like the book. 
 
 Autonomous tells the story of two main characters: Jack the pharmaceutical pirate, and Palladin the bot that is trying to hunt her down. A few cool links related to Autonomous:
 
 How to Write a Novel Set More Than 125 Years in the Future
 Robots need civil rights, too
 Sword and Laser podcast #306 - Indentured Robotude w/ Annalee Newitz
 Pirates and Robots Square Off Over Drugs in Annalee Newitz’s Debut Novel
 In A Future Ruled By Big Pharma, A Robot Tentatively Explores Freedom — And Sex: 'Autonomous'
 
 For our episode, we focused on the pharmaceutical piracy part of the book. And to talk to us about the nitty gritty of how pharmaceut…
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