Episode 309 – Exploring Science Fiction

Join the Robots as they explore what science fiction as a genre.

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2 Responses to “Episode 309 – Exploring Science Fiction”

  1. Victor Wyatt says:

    I’m listening to this episode at the moment and one comment got me thinking of a book I’ve read about a year ago, Physic od the Impossible by Michio Kaku. It would make an excellent option for your next reading assignment episode even though it’s not fiction. It would also help with understanding what’s plausible versus what’s impossible (and what may not be fiction anymore) when it comes to sci-fi science like say… lightsabers. Seriously, this book is amazing and easily understood for a book on physics in the sci-fi realm.

    If you don’t want to give it a read there was a TV series based on the book as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Impossible-Scientific-Exploration-Teleportation-ebook/dp/B000YJ85DQ

    I thought I would just toss that out there for those interested.

  2. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut: One of Vonnegut’s most popular works
    as uses science fiction to analyze the human condition during
    a story of time travel. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe: This
    novel follows the life of a revered community leader named Okonwo, who
    is concerned with the old ways and rejects western civilization
    in his African homeland while his son is attached to the western ways.
    Why is literature significantly less subjected to dangereux compared to
    the films.

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