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 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
Other books discussed:
The Lady Astronaut series by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
The two Worlds Without End links and the “N.K. Jemison on …” link all go to the same Worlds Without End page.
Fixed. I don’t know how that happened.