#3 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Horror

#26 – Vonnegut, Adams, and Modern Satire A Reader's History of Science Fiction

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
  1. #26 – Vonnegut, Adams, and Modern Satire
  2. #25 – Strange New Worlds
  3. #24 – The New Dystopias
  4. #23 – Overpopulation and Environmental Collapse
  5. #22 – Nuclear War

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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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