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A Reader's History of Science Fiction

Sep 19, 2022

Techno-thrillers are a surprisingly fuzzy category that sits at the border of sci-fi and suspense. In this episode, I give an overview of the subgenre and the different ways it can be classified.

Book recommendation: Delta-v by Daniel Suarez

Sam Boush on the categories of techno-thrillers.
My review of Delta-v.


Sep 5, 2022

As part of my catch-up series, I review the Marvel movies that have come out since the start of the pandemic.

Movie recommendation: The New Mutants.
(I really think it's underrated.)

Aug 22, 2022

Experimenting with a new format, my friend Greg and I have a conversation about anime and its place in the science fiction genre.

TV recommendation: Cowboy Bebop
Movie recommendation: Castle in the Sky:...

Aug 8, 2022

I interview Dr. Paul Frommer, the creator of the Na'vi language from Avatar as well as Barsoomian from Disney's John Carter.

Prospective movie recommendation: Avatar: The Way of Water

Dr. Frommer's blog.

Jul 25, 2022

In this second catch-up episode, I talk about the most recent monster movies (and one novel) to come out and their place in science fiction as a whole.

Movie recommendation: Love and Monsters

My YouTube video on the physics of giant monsters.

Other works discussed:
The Color out of Space (2019)
Underwater (2020)