#28 – Children’s Sci-Fi in the New Wave

#46 – Science Fiction Today A Reader's History of Science Fiction

In the final episode of Season 1, we explore the state of the science fiction genre in the present day. Book recommendation: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin Worlds Without End's list of sci-fi classics Worlds Without End's customizable list N. K. Jemisin on the Broken Earth trilogy Edit: corrected links. Other books discussed: The Lady Astronaut series by Mary Robinette Kowal The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
  1. #46 – Science Fiction Today
  2. Bonus Episode: More Alternate History
  3. #45 – Young Adult Dystopias
  4. #44 – The Children's Sci-Fi Renaissance
  5. #43 – Solar System Exploration

Children’s science fiction was still an unusual and peripheral category during the New Wave, but it did produce some important new classics. In this episode, we explore the highlights of what kids were reading during this time.

Book recommendations:
For upper elementary and middle school: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.
For lower elementary: The Iron Giant/The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Farah Mendelsohn on children’s sci-fi.
My post about A Wrinkle in Time and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Other books and authors mentioned:
Andre Norton
The Tripods trilogy by John Christopher
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Check out this episode!

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I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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