S2E25: Lisa Yaszek Interview
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
10M ago
In the series finale, I interview Dr. Lisa Yaszek, a sci-fi historian from Georgia Tech, about where we can expect science fiction to go in the future. Dr. Yaszek's recommendations: Wormwood Trilogy by Tade Thompson The Matrix Sunspot Jungle, ed. Bill Campbell Other works discussed: Binti Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor "The Sixth World" by Nanobah Becker The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley The Universe of Xuya series by Aliette de Bodard Unstoppable series by Charlie Jane Anders ..read more
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S2E22: Catch-Up Episode #8: Space Sci-Fi
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
11M ago
Not quite as space-themed as I intended, but these are the latest stories about aliens and comets and such. Movie recommendation: Dune (2021) Other works discussed: Greenland Don't Look Up Moonfall (anti-recommended) The Tomorrow War The Firefly tie-in novels ..read more
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S2E21: Donna Barba Higuera Interview
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
1y ago
In this episode, I interview Donna Barba Higuera, author of the Newbery winning sci-fi novel, The Last Cuentista (which I've previously recommended). Donna's book recommendation: Reclaim the Stars, edited by Zoraida Córdova Donna's website ..read more
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S2E17: Science Fiction in Video Games
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
1y ago
In this episode, I bring back my cohost Greg for a conversion about how science fiction has shaped video games, and vice versa. Classic game recommendation: Chrono Trigger ..read more
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S2E16: Catch-Up Episode #6: Children's Sci-Fi Movies
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
1y ago
I catch up on the sci-fi movies for kids that have come out in the pandemic era. Movie recommendation: The Mitchells vs. the Machines Background on Lightyear here and here. Other films discussed: Sonic the Hedgehog Over the Moon Flora and Ulysses Space Jam: A New Legacy Strange World Lightyear ..read more
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S2E15: Religion in Sci-Fi
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
1y ago
In this episode, I give an overview of the different ways that religion and religious themes are used in science fiction. Book recommendation: Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny My review of A Case of Conscience. Other works discussed: Riverworld series by Philip Jose Farmer A Case of Conscience by James Blish Terra Ignota series by Ada Palmer ..read more
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S2E14: Margaret Weitekamp Interview
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
1y ago
I interview Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Curator and Chair of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum about her new book, Space Craze: America’s Enduring Fascination with Real and Imagined Spaceflight. Media recommendation: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ..read more
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S2E13: Gary Bengier Interview
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
1y ago
In this episode, I interview Gary Bengier, former CFO of eBay and author of Unfettered Journey, a novel about philosophy and artificial intelligence. Gary's book recommendation: Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ..read more
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S2E12: Catch-Up Episode #5: DC Movies
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
1y ago
Complementing my Marvel catch-up, I review the new DC superhero movies that have come out since the start of the pandemic. Movie recommendation: DC League of Super-Pets Other movies discussed: Wonder Woman 1984Black AdamZack Snyder's Justice League The Batman ..read more
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S2E11: Nick Nocturne Discusses Unfiction
A Reader's History of Science Fiction
by Alex Howe
1y ago
I interview Nick Nocturne, host of the YouTube channel Night Mind about the emerging genre of unfiction and its relation to science fiction. Nick's recommendations: PBhere (sci-fi) Diminish (non-sci-fi ..read more
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