#5 – H. G. Wells and the Dawn of Science Fiction

#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

H. G. Wells was in many respects the first real science fiction author, where earlier writers wrote more or less in existing genres. This episode is an overview of his work and legacy.

Excerpt on Wells’s Law.

Book recommendation: The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.

Other books mentioned:
The Invisible Man
The Island of Doctor Moreau
The War of the Worlds

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I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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