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A Reader's History of Science Fiction

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 Priest.

The Sci-Fi Encyclopedia on aliens, mentioning the influence of John W. Campbell.
Neil deGrasse Tyson's interview with Nichelle Nichols.
Shannon Chamberlain on fanfiction.

Other works mentioned:
Solaris by Stanisław Lem
Dune by Frank Herbert
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
Doctor Who
Star Trek: The Original Series