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A Reader's History of Science Fiction

Apr 12, 2021

While many early works of proto-sci-fi were satires like Gulliver's Travels, satirical works also appear in modern sci-fi. In this episode, we take a look at the two most famous authors of this subgenre, Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams.

Book recommendation: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

Vonnegut's letter to his family during World War II.

Other works discussed:
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams