#6 – Pulp Fiction

#12 – Isaac Asimov Part 1 A Reader’s History of Science Fiction

Isaac Asimov was own of the most prolific authors of the golden age of sci-fi, especially when it comes to short stories. In this episode, we explore an overview of his work. Book recommendation: The End of Eternity. “The Last Question”: Full Text Narrated by Leonard Nimoy A cool fan-made illustrated version I found. My analysis of Trantor.
  1. #12 – Isaac Asimov Part 1
  2. #11 – John W. Campbell and the Golden Age of Sci-Fi
  3. #10 – Stapledon and Lewis
  4. #9 – The Dystopia Classic
  5. #8 – The Dawn of Cinema

The hallmark of early science fiction was the pulp magazines, which continued the tradition of larger-than-life adventure stories. Despite the sometimes silly and over-the-top writing style, this was an important step in the development of the genre.

Book recommendation: The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Other books mentioned:
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burrows
Galactic Patrol by E. E. Smith
Armageddon 2419 A.D. by Philip Francis Nowlan

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