#3 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Horror

#4 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Adventure A Reader's History of Science Fiction

Jules Verne was perhaps the first author to systematically incorporate the latest science into his work, becoming one of the biggest minds behind the idea of science fiction. Yet his focus wasn't so much on sci-fi as it was on adventure fiction. In this episode I explore how he contributed to the development of the genre. Book recommendation: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne.
  1. #4 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Adventure
  2. #3 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Horror
  3. #2 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Satire
  4. #1 – What Is Science Fiction

Note: WordPress seems to have a new option for an embedded podcast player, although it still has to be inserted manually. I may continue to tweak the post format once I have a better idea of how it works.

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About Alex R. Howe

I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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2 Responses to #3 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Horror

  1. Terry Somerville says:

    Good stuff! Discovered your podcast through the link at today’s APOD and listened to the three current episodes. Are you aware that Brian Aldiss famously argued for “Frankenstein” as the first SF novel in “Billion Year Spree” (later expanded to “Trillion Year Spree”)? I point that out only because you sounded like it’s an original idea of yours, but maybe that’s just my poor interpretation.

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