S2E25: Lisa Yaszek Interview – A Reader's History of Science Fiction
In the series finale, I interview Dr. Lisa Yaszek, a sci-fi historian from Georgia Tech, about where we can expect science fiction to go in the future. Dr. Yaszek's recommendations: Wormwood Trilogy by Tade Thompson The Matrix Sunspot Jungle, ed. Bill Campbell Other works discussed: Binti Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor "The Sixth World" by Nanobah Becker The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley The Universe of Xuya series by Aliette de Bodard Unstoppable series by Charlie Jane Anders
In the 1980s and ’90s, blockbuster films became a staple of Hollywood and of science fiction, and their rise went hand in hand with the development of CGI technology. In this episode, we explore the ways CGI has contributed to sci-fi over the years.
Movie recommendation: Jurassic Park
Sheldon Hall on the origin of the term “blockbuster.”
Documentary on the making of Independence Day.
Other movies discussed:
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
HI, Alex. I’m enjoying your episodes. You do a great job. Do you have transcripts of your broadcasts? Sometimes I don’t have the time to listen to the entire audio file, but if I have text I can glance through it more quickly.
I enjoy listening, though! You have a wonderful speaking voice.