#12 – Isaac Asimov Part I

#23 – Overpopulation and Environmental Collapse A Reader's History of Science Fiction

In the 60s and 70s, awareness of environmental issues was rising, and that was reflected in the New Wave of science fiction. Of particular note were overpopulation and pollution (leading to widespread environmental collapse). In this episode, we explore the highlights of this subgenre. Book recommendation: Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner Other books mentioned: Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi Paolo Bacigalupi interview on The Windup Girl
  1. #23 – Overpopulation and Environmental Collapse
  2. #22 – Nuclear War
  3. #21 – Apocalypse How?
  4. Writer's History #1 – Max Hawthorne Interview
  5. #20 – Philip K. Dick

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.

Other books mentioned:
Foundation
Foundation and Empire
Second Foundation
The Gods Themselves

My analysis of Trantor.

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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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