#17 – Arthur C. Clarke

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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  3. S2E6: Anime Science Fiction
  4. S2E5: Paul Frommer Interview
  5. S2E4: Catch-Up Episode #2: Monster Movies

Arthur C. Clarke was the fourth of the “Big Four” authors of the golden age of science fiction. In this episode, we explore his work and his unique writing style, especially centered around “sufficiently advanced technology.”

Book recommendation: The City and the Stars.

Other books mentioned:
Childhood’s End
A Fall of Moondust
2001: A Space Odyssey

The Colours of Infinity on YouTube.
Clarke’s three laws.

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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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