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

#17 – Arthur C. Clarke A Reader's History of Science Fiction

Arthur C. Clarke was the fourth of the "Big Four" authors of the golden age of science fiction. In this episode, we explore his work and his unique writing style, especially centered around "sufficiently advanced technology." Book recommendation: The City and the Stars. Other books mentioned: Childhood's End A Fall of Moondust 2001: A Space Odyssey The Colours of Infinity on YouTube. Clarke's three laws.
  1. #17 – Arthur C. Clarke
  2. #16 – Ray Bradbury
  3. #15 – Robert Heinlein Part II: Politics, Religion, and Sex
  4. #14 – Robert Heinlein Part I: The Juveniles
  5. #13 – Isaac Asimov Part II: Robots

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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