#3 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Horror

#15 – Robert Heinlein Part II: Politics, Religion, and Sex A Reader's History of Science Fiction

Robert Heinlein's later career went to some unusual places, including books with heavy philosophical and political themes, while still continuing with his classic hard sci-fi rigor. In this episode, we explore the highlights of his later work. Book recommendation: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. Other books mentioned: Starship Troopers Stranger in a Strange Land Time Enough for Love Floyd Gale on Starship Troopers. Cory Doctorow on Heinlein's less savory works.
  1. #15 – Robert Heinlein Part II: Politics, Religion, and Sex
  2. #14 – Robert Heinlein Part I: The Juveniles
  3. #13 – Isaac Asimov Part II: Robots
  4. #12 – Isaac Asimov Part I
  5. #11 – John W. Campbell and the Golden Age of Sci-Fi

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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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