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Reading List for Episodes 51-75
Reading List for Episodes 26-51
Reading List for Episodes 1-25

Episode 63 Seanan McGuire Prometheus Movie Review

Feed, Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant (Start Here)
Blackout, Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant (Newest)
Parasite Rex, Carl Zimmer

Episode 62 Kim Stanley Robinson Ecology in SF

2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Newest)
Arctic Rising, Tobias Buckell (Guest Geek)
The Executioness, Tobias Buckell
The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
Earth Abides, George R. Stewart
Welcome to the Greenhouse, edited by Gordon Van Gelder
I’m With the Bears, edited by Mark Martin
Wastelands, edited by John Joseph Adams (Host)
“Beautyland,” Gene Wolfe
Ventus, Karl Schroeder

Episode 61 Paul Krugman Economics in SF

End This Depression Now!, Paul Krugman
The Cold Cash War, Robert Asprin
Market Forces, Richard K. Morgan
The Space Merchants, Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
“The Good Work,” Theodore L. Thomas
“The Cambist and Lord Iron,” Daniel Abraham*
“Ninety-Nine Weeks,” Ursula K. LeGuin*
“Just Do It,” Heather Lindsley*

Episode 60 Brian Greene Parallel Worlds

Other Worlds Than These, Edited by John Joseph Adams (Host)
The Fabric of the Cosmos, Brian Greene
The Hidden Reality, Brian Greene
The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny
Another Fine Myth, Robert Asprin
There Are Doors, Gene Wolfe
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente

Episode 59 Garth Nix 1980s TV Cartoons

A Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix (Newest)
Sabriel, Garth Nix (Start Here)
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures, Garth Nix
Fair Coin, E. C. Myers (Guest Geek)

Episode 58 Anne Rice Horror and Publishing

The Wolf Gift, Anne Rice (Newest)
Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice (Start Here)
Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story, Anne Rice (Graphic Novel)
I Am Legend, Richard Matheson (Voted “Best Vampire Novel of the Century”)
Gustav Gloom and the People Taker, Adam Troy-Castro (Edited by Guest Geek Jordan Hamessley-London)

Episode 56 Vernor Vinge Tobias Buckell Chat

The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Newest)
A Fire Upon The Deep, Vernor Vinge (Start Here)
Arctic Rising, Tobias Buckell (Guest Geek)

Episode 55 Michael Chabon John Carter Review

A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs*
Under the Moons of Mars, Edited by John Joseph Adams (Host)
“The God of Dark Laughter,” Michael Chabon*

Episode 54 Robin Hobb Epic Fantasy

City of Dragons, Robin Hobb (Newest)
Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb (Start Here)
The Inheritance and Other Stories, Robin Hobb
Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (Guest Geek)

Episode 53 William Gibson Cyberpunk

Distrust That Particular Flavor, William Gibson (Newest)
Neuromancer, William Gibson (Start Here)

Episode 2 Paolo Bacigalupi Education

The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
Pump Six and Other Stories, Paolo Bacigalupi
“Pocketful of Dharma,” Paolo Bacigalupi
“The Fluted Girl,” Paolo Bacigalupi
“The People of Sand and Slag,” Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi
Citizen of the Galaxy, Robert Heinlein
The Weekend Novelist, Robert J. Ray
The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
The Dispossessed, Ursula K LeGuin
Empire of the Sun, J. G. Ballard
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
Red Planet, Robert Heinlein
Have Space Suit, Will Travel, Robert Heinlein
Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton
Meet Me in the Moon Room, Ray Vukcevich
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
1984, George Orwell
The White Mountains, John Christopher
The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
The Dragonlance Chronicles, Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
“The Fun They Had,” Isaac Asimov
Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld
Another Fine Myth, Robert Asprin
Singularity, William Sleator
Interstellar Pig, William Sleator
green futures of tycho, William Sleator

Episode 1 Chet Faliszek Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

The Road, Cormac McCarthy
World War Z, Max Brooks
The Zombie Survival Guide, Max Brooks
Jumper, Stephen Gould
On Stranger Tides, Tim Powers
The Anubis Gates, Tim Powers
The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
Pet Sematary, Stephen King
Earth Abides, George R. Stewart
“A Boy and his Dog,” Harlan Ellison
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter Miller
The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
“Adam and No Eve,” Alfred Bester
Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
Alas, Babylon, Pat Frank
On the Beach, Nevil Shute
The Last Man, Mary Shelley

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