#13 – Isaac Asimov Part II: Robots

#14 – Robert Heinlein Part I: The Juveniles A Reader’s History of Science Fiction

Robert Heinlein was one of the first major authors to write science fiction specifically for children. In this episode, we explore how he did it and what sets him apart from his contemporaries in this area, along with the other classic children’s sci-fi books up through the golden age. Book recommendation: Have Spacesuit–Will Travel Other books mentioned: The Tom Swift Series The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Chrysalids by John Wyndham Grumbles from the Grave, Chapter 3 John J. Miller on Starship Troopers Adam Gopnik on The Little Prince Farah Mendlesohn on children’s sci-fi Alec Nevala-Lee on Heinlein’s writing
  1. #14 – Robert Heinlein Part I: The Juveniles
  2. #13 – Isaac Asimov Part II: Robots
  3. #12 – Isaac Asimov Part I
  4. #11 – John W. Campbell and the Golden Age of Sci-Fi
  5. #10 – Stapledon and Lewis

We continue our exploration of the work of Isaac Asimov with a study of his Robot Series and an introduction to robot fiction in general, which he shaped in ways that remain important to this day.

Book recommendation: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov.

Other works reviewed:
R.U.R. by Karel Čapek
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov
I, Robot (2004 film)

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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1 Response to #13 – Isaac Asimov Part II: Robots

  1. rotwhiler says:

    Loving the podcast. Great work!

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