#11 – John W. Campbell and the Golden Age of Sci-Fi

#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

John W. Campbell was the controversial longtime editor of Astounding Science Fiction who single-handedly directed the course of science fiction in the 1940s, a time that is not called the “golden age of sci-fi.” However, I argue the golden age continued through the 1950s as writers who got their start under Campbell began publishing on their own.

Book recommendation: Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement.

Robert Silverberg on the golden age.
The Internet Speculative Fiction Database’s “Most-Viewed Short Fiction.”
Cory Doctorow on Campbell.
My essay on “The Cold Equations.”

Other books mentioned:
The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle

Check out this episode!

About Alex R. Howe

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