S2E21: Donna Barba Higuera Interview – A Reader's History of Science Fiction
In this episode, I interview Donna Barba Higuera, author of the Newbery winning sci-fi novel, The Last Cuentista (which I've previously recommended). Donna's book recommendation: Reclaim the Stars, edited by Zoraida Córdova Donna's website
In the 1950s and 60s, disaster and apocalyptic stories became prominent. However, the earliest ones could get pretty weird. It this episode, we take a look at the fantastic apocalypses that gave way to more realistic ones later on.
Book recommendation: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.
Other books mentioned:
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
The Wind from Nowhere by J. G. Ballard
The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard
The Burning World by J. G. Ballard
The Crystal World by J. G. Ballard
Here’s what started our as serious science but found itself the target of angry Academic machinations. Worlds in Collision paints a startling view of not so ancient catastrophes on this planet. Immanuel Velikovsky researched our ancestors from across the globe to build his chaotic view of our early recorded and memorialised history. https://archive.org/details/B-001-014-474