#32 – Galactic Civilizations

With the release of Star Wars, sci-fi became more mainstream than ever, and in its wake came many stories about a galaxy filled with many kinds of alien life. In this episode, we explore a few of these stories of galactic civilizations.

Book recommendation: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

James W. Harris on 80s sci-fi.
Charlie Jane Anders on 80s sci-fi.
David Brin’s website.

Other works discussed:
OG Star Wars
Uplift
Universe by David Brin
Culture series by Iain M. Banks
Zones of Thought series by Vernor Vinge

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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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