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A Reader's History of Science Fiction

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:
Tenet
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.


Jan 9, 2023

I catch up on the sci-fi movies for kids that have come out in the pandemic era.

Movie recommendation: The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Background on Lightyear here and here.

Other films discussed:
Sonic the Hedgehog
Over the Moon
Flora and Ulysses
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Strange World


Dec 26, 2022

In this episode, I give an overview of the different ways that religion and religious themes are used in science fiction.

Book recommendation: Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

My review of A Case of Conscience.

Other works discussed:
Riverworld series by Philip Jose Farmer
A Case of Conscience by James Blish
Terra Ignota...