Bonus Episode: More Alternate History

Techno-thrillers are a surprisingly fuzzy category that sits at the border of sci-fi and suspense. In this episode, I give an overview of the subgenre and the different ways it can be classified. Book recommendation: Delta-v by Daniel Suarez Sam Boush on the categories of techno-thrillers. My review of Delta-v. Other books discussed: The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
  1. S2E8: Techno-Thrillers
  2. S2E7: Catch-Up Episode #3: Marvel Movies
  3. S2E6: Anime Science Fiction
  4. S2E5: Paul Frommer Interview
  5. S2E4: Catch-Up Episode #2: Monster Movies

I missed a few important books in the previous episode on alternate history. Here is an overview of those works.

Recommendation: “If Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg” by Winston Churchill (yes, really).

Other works discussed:
The Grasshopper Lies Heavy from The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Fallen Axis from this Onion article.
The United Colonies Triumphant from The Two Georges by Harry Turtledove.
Proposed book by Abraham Lincoln from The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove, along with remarks in the Southern Victory series.
Insane alternate World War II from this XKCD comic.

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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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