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A Reader's History of Science Fiction

Nov 22, 2021

Cyberpunk has produced many offshoots over the years as new authors have applied the style to other historical eras and new technologies. In this episode, we tour the wide spread of these diverse subgenres.

Book recommendations:
The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
The Diamond Age by Neal...

Nov 8, 2021

Cyberpunk was the big new subgenre of sci-fi in the 80s--the combination of "lowlife and high-tech." In this episode, we explore the highlights of this subgenre.

Book recommendation: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Other works discussed:
by William Gibson
The Matrix
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan