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A Reader's History of Science Fiction

Mar 20, 2023

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


Mar 6, 2023

In this episode, I take one more look at children's science fiction by surveying the winners of the prestigious Newbery Medal.

Book recommendation: The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

Other books discussed:
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
The Giver by...

Feb 20, 2023

In this episode, I explore sci-fi works that focus on the idea of the multiverse.

Prospective book recommendation (I'm putting it on my own list): The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

PBS Space Time on the many worlds interpretation

Other works discussed:
The Number of the Beast by Robert Heinlein

Feb 6, 2023

In this episode, I give an overview of recent action movies in the sci-fi genre.

Movie recommendation: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Other movies discussed:
Free Guy
The Matrix:...

Jan 23, 2023

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

Ahoy finds the "first" video game.