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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Mat Johnson; Comic Joel Kim Booster

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:. Real life or satire? Novelist Mat Johnson...
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Best Of: Novelist Mat Johnson / Comic Joel Kim Booster

Mat Johnson's new satirical novel, Invisible Things, is set in the future, on a moon of Jupiter, in an artificial ecosystem designed to replicate life on Earth. We talk about writing satire in our current political climate, mass denialism in America, and being a caretaker of his late mother. Nick...
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Real life or satire? Novelist Mat Johnson says it can be hard to tell the difference

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest, Mat Johnson, calls his new satirical novel a parable about partisanship. It's set in the future, when Earth is on the verge of destruction and a NASA mission sets off to one of Jupiter's many moons to explore if it could be a place that humans could inhabit. What they find is an artificial ecosystem the size of an American county constructed to look like an American city. It's populated with earthlings who have been abducted, dating back to 1623, and their offspring.
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Novelist Mat Johnson

Mat Johnson's new satirical novel, Invisible Things, is set in the future, on a moon of Jupiter, in an artificial ecosystem designed to replicate life on Earth. We talk about writing satire in our current political climate, mass denialism in America, and being a caretaker of his late mother.
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