While much of the New Wave was about exploring inner space, some authors were still writing about exploring other words. In this episode, we see how this subgenre of “strange new worlds sci-fi” developed, both through Star Trek and through the literature of the time.
Book recommendation: Inverted World by Christopher Priest.
The Sci-Fi Encyclopedia on aliens, mentioning the influence of John W. Campbell.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Nichelle Nichols.
Shannon Chamberlain on fanfiction.