#15 – Robert Heinlein Part II: Politics, Religion, and Sex

Techno-thrillers are a surprisingly fuzzy category that sits at the border of sci-fi and suspense. In this episode, I give an overview of the subgenre and the different ways it can be classified. Book recommendation: Delta-v by Daniel Suarez Sam Boush on the categories of techno-thrillers. My review of Delta-v. Other books discussed: The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
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Robert Heinlein’s later career went to some unusual places, including books with heavy philosophical and political themes, while still continuing with his classic hard sci-fi rigor. In this episode, we explore the highlights of his later work.

Book recommendation: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.

Other books mentioned:
Starship Troopers
Stranger in a Strange Land
Time Enough for Love

Floyd Gale on Starship Troopers.
Cory Doctorow on Heinlein’s less savory works.

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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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