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A Reader's History of Science Fiction

May 24, 2021

Children's science fiction was still an unusual and peripheral category during the New Wave, but it did produce some important new classics. In this episode, we explore the highlights of what kids were reading during this time.

Book recommendations:
For upper elementary and middle school: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine...

May 10, 2021

Among the various social changes that accompanied the New Wave, this time period saw the rise of second-wave feminism. In this episode, we explore how that movement influenced the genre of science fiction.

Book recommendation: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Tor Books poll on women in speculative fiction.