#13 – Isaac Asimov Part II: Robots

#36 – Alternate History A Reader's History of Science Fiction

Alternate histories, where events in the past unfolded differently, are a fairly new genre, but it's made large strides since it first became popular in the 80s. In this episode, we look at an overview of these works. Book recommendation: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. My companion blog post on The Calculating Stars. Other books discussed: The Domination by S. M. Stirling "The Road Not Taken", The Guns of the South and Harry Turtledove in general. The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
  1. #36 – Alternate History
  2. Writer's History #5 – Annie Geever Interview
  3. #35 – Time Travel Part II: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
  4. #34 – Time Travel Part I: The Classics
  5. #33 – Military Science Fiction

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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