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A Reader's History of Science Fiction

Apr 26, 2021

In this episode, I interview Kira Leigh, author of the new, anime-inspired space epic, Constelis Voss, Volume 1.

Kira's website.

Kira's TV recommendations:
Earth 2

Apr 12, 2021

While many early works of proto-sci-fi were satires like Gulliver's Travels, satirical works also appear in modern sci-fi. In this episode, we take a look at the two most famous authors of this subgenre, Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams.

Book recommendation: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

Vonnegut's letter to his...

Apr 5, 2021

While much of the New Wave was about exploring inner space, some authors were still writing about exploring other words. In this episode, we see how this subgenre of "strange new worlds sci-fi" developed, both through Star Trek and through the literature of the time.

Book recommendation: Inverted World by Christopher...