Aug 30, 2021
Sci-fi stories about wars and military service in the future are widespread throughout the genre. In this episode, we explore a few of the highlights from this wide field.
Book recommendation: Old Man's
War by John Scalzi.
Honorable mention: Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein.
Other books discussed:
The Forever War by...
Aug 16, 2021
With the release of Star Wars, sci-fi became more mainstream than ever, and in its wake came many stories about a galaxy filled with many kinds of alien life. In this episode, we explore a few of these stories of galactic civilizations.
Book recommendation: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
Aug 2, 2021
Stories about the discovery of mysterious alien artifacts, and the similar challenges of first contact, became prominent in the 70s and 80s. Some of them we have discussed before, but many are new. In this episode, we see an overview of these stories.
Book recommendation: Contact by Carl Sagan
Other works discussed: