#13 – Isaac Asimov Part II: Robots

#26 – Vonnegut, Adams, and Modern Satire A Reader's History of Science Fiction

While many early works of proto-sci-fi were satires like Gulliver's Travels, satirical works also appear in modern sci-fi. In this episode, we take a look at the two most famous authors of this subgenre, Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams. Book recommendation: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut's letter to his family during World War II. Other works discussed: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  1. #26 – Vonnegut, Adams, and Modern Satire
  2. #25 – Strange New Worlds
  3. #24 – The New Dystopias
  4. #23 – Overpopulation and Environmental Collapse
  5. #22 – Nuclear War

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)

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

  1. rotwhiler says:

    Loving the podcast. Great work!

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