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