#4 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Adventure

#7 – H. P. Lovecraft and Cosmic Horror A Reader's History of Science Fiction

H. P. Lovecraft brought the Gothic horror of the previous century into the modern era with his new genre of cosmic horror, which placed humankind at the mercy of vast and inscrutable alien entities. Despite a tarnished legacy, he is still considered the master of sci-fi-horror and a great influence on the genre ever since. Book recommendation: At the Mountains of Madness.
  1. #7 – H. P. Lovecraft and Cosmic Horror
  2. #6 – Pulp Fiction
  3. #5 – H. G. Wells and the Dawn of Science Fiction
  4. #4 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Adventure
  5. #3 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Horror

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.

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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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