A long time ago–around the time I started this blog, actually–I decided I was going toread all the classic novels of science fiction. It was a long list, so it’s taken me eight years to get through it, but I’m nearly at the end of the list now. And as I finished the the list, I though I’d start writing some blog posts about it, but I soon realized this was too big a topic for a simple series of posts. It would work better as a podcast.
If you’re wondering why I’ve been radio silent for the past few weeks, one of the reasons is that I’ve been getting this ready. A Reader’s History of Science Fiction is a bi-weekly podcast where I explore…well, it’s right there in the title. I think there are a lot of interesting stories to be told about how the genre developed and how these classic works influenced its development.
The first episode should be up here and at the major podcast distributors tomorrow morning. You’ll see a new episode every other Monday. They’re only fifteen minutes long, so you can consume it in bite-sized chunks, and each episode (after the first) will include a book recommendation so you can explore the history of sci-fi yourself as we go.
So, if you’re interested in science fiction (and if you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing there’s a good chance you are), I hope you’ll check it out.