Category Archives: A Reader's History of Science Fiction

S2E12: Catch-Up Episode #5: DC Movies

Complementing my Marvel catch-up, I review the new DC superhero movies that have come out since the start of the pandemic. Movie recommendation: DC League of Super-Pets Other movies discussed:Wonder Woman 1984Black AdamZack Snyder’s Justice LeagueThe Batman Check out this episode!

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S2E11: Nick Nocturne Discusses Unfiction

I interview Nick Nocturne, host of the YouTube channel Night Mind about the emerging genre of unfiction and its relation to science fiction. Nick’s recommendations:PBhere (sci-fi)Diminish (non-sci-fi) Check out this episode!

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S2E9: Catch-Up Episode #4: Horror

In the first of three horror-themed episodes for October, I discuss one class work that I passed over before and one new work. Recommendation: The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham Other work discussed: Jordan Peele’s Nope Check out this episode!

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S2E8: Techno-Thrillers

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 … Continue reading

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S2E7: Catch-Up Episode #3: Marvel Movies

As part of my catch-up series, I review the Marvel movies that have come out since the start of the pandemic. Movie recommendation: The New Mutants.(I really think it’s underrated.) Check out this episode!

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S2E6: Anime Science Fiction

Experimenting with a new format, my friend Greg and I have a conversation about anime and its place in the science fiction genre. TV recommendation: Cowboy BebopMovie recommendation: Castle in the Sky: Laputa Check out this episode!

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S2E5: Paul Frommer Interview

I interview Dr. Paul Frommer, the creator of the Na’vi language from Avatar as well as Barsoomian from Disney’s John Carter. Prospective movie recommendation: Avatar: The Way of Water Dr. Frommer’s blog. Check out this episode!

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S2E4: Catch-Up Episode #2: Monster Movies

In this second catch-up episode, I talk about the most recent monster movies (and one novel) to come out and their place in science fiction as a whole. Movie recommendation: Love and Monsters My YouTube video on the physics of giant … Continue reading

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Follow-Up: Languages Mentioned in S2E3

In this week’s episode of A Reader’s History of Science Fiction, I talked about constructed languages, or conlangs. I listed the major ones I discussed in the description, but there were many more that I mentioned in passing, which I … Continue reading

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S2E3: Constructed Languages in Science Fiction

Science fiction frequently plays with language in different ways to explore the concepts of philosophy, culture, and cognition; and constructed languages (or conlangs) are a big part of that. In this episode, I highlight how conlangs have contributed to the … Continue reading

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