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X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations of newly published science fiction stories by leading writers in the field, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon, along with a few original scripts. For baby boomer's that liked The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone and for ...
 
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
The Foundation Trilogy concists of: 1. Foundations 2. Foundation and Empire 3. Second Foundation The Foundation Trilogy is an epic science fiction series written over a span of forty-four years by Isaac Asimov. It consists of seven volumes that are closely linked to each other, although they can be read separately. The series is highly acclaimed, winning the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.
 
Tales of speculative fiction have been told since before recorded history, but in the past century it has grown into an art form all its own. From Asimov to Wells, from adventures in space opera to cyberpunk dystopias, from Amazing Stories to your e-reader and beyond, join us as we discuss some of the most important and acclaimed science fiction novels of all time. Warning: Here be spoilers.
 
A podcast about the science fiction novels and stories of Isaac Asimov. Jason Stark, a seasoned reader of Asimov's novels, joins Stephanie and Jacob Junker, newcomers to the material, and together they investigate the themes and meanings behind the stories of one the most famous Sci Fi authors of all time. From positronic brains to psychohistory and beyond, join Jason, Stephanie and Jacob as they look for the relevance that these stories have for today, and how they speak to big questions an ...
 
Hard core science fiction fans are sure to enjoy one of the most dramatic anthologies of the genre, “Dimension X.” The golden age of radio was a period in American history that spawned some of the most creative minds and prolific writers. In fact, this old time radio show paved the way for some of the more popular sci-fi writers today to mark their place in the literary scene. More notable among then new authors were Ray Bradbury and the brilliant Isaac Asimov. Dimension X featured stories t ...
 
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If you'd like to support the show, please become a patron! Show notes: Stars End Podcast (@StarsEndPodcast on Twitter) FoundationEra on Youtube r/asimov on Reddit r/TheFoundation on Reddit Transcript: [Theme music] Welcome back dear friends, and I regret to inform you that this is not the first episode of season 2, but a mere postscript to season 1…
 
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 185, in which I review The Tomorrow War. So, I saw today in The Hollywood Reporter that The Tomorrow War has been picked up for a sequel on Amazon Prime Video -- which supports my view that, contrary to some nitpicking critics, The Tomorrow War is one excellent movie! Listen to my review and find out why. …
 
Acknowledgements: Jeremy MacKinnon, Video Editing and Podcast Support (Linkedin | Twitter) Tom Barnes, Theme Orchestration Mike Topping, Graphics (Despotica) Inspiration: Trojan War the Podcast Odyssey the Podcast Literature and History Podcast Planet and Sky, the Deeper Story (my first audio-drama podcast) Tobias Cabrol - New Eyes review (Goodread…
 
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 183, in which I discuss the importance of the Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. US Supreme Court decision yesterday, which found that a high school's attempt to punish a student for using obscene language on her Snapchat violated the student's (Brandi Levy's) First Amendment rights. Read the Supreme Cou…
 
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 182, in which I interview Jay Kensinger about "The Chronology Protection Case," the short film he made (now on Amazon Prime) from from my 1995 Nebula nominated novelette of the same name. See video of the interview Read the original story See the movie on Prime Video Jay Kensinger's account of how he made …
 
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 181, in which "Captain" Phil Merkel interviews me about the recent solar eclipse, politics, Phil Ochs, online learning, origin of Covid, defense of Dr. Fauci, and much much more (including a shout-out to the Applebee's in Batavia, New York, near the end of the episode).…
 
Transcript: [ Theme music with voiceover: Jorrain Sutt: “…you're a trader and one of the best. You've been to Korell and you know the Korellians. That's where you've got to go.” Hober Mallow: “First, who let this man in without orders from me?” Jord Parma: “As you are Children of the Spirit; and in the name of that Spirit, protect me from them.” Ho…
 
Transcript: [ Theme music with voiceover: Ponyets: “With this machine, I can turn the iron you discard into gold of the finest quality.” Grand Master: “Men have been fools who have claimed the ability. They have paid for their prying sacrilege." Pherl: "Your Veneration, the gold is from a poisoned source." Hardin: “Never let your sense of morals pr…
 
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 178, in which I review Debris, season one. Blogpost written reviews: Debris 1.1 Some Probability of Gems Among the Pieces Debris 1.2 Clones Debris 1.3 Trapped Out of Time Debris 1.4 Suspentia Belief Debris 1.5 Fine Tuning Debris 1.6 Fountain of Youth and Its Complications Debris 1.7 Ferry Cross the Moebius…
 
Paul does everything he can to love Rebecca and make her happy. Still, he knows it’s not enough; his processor just isn’t sufficiently advanced for meeting all of a human companion’s needs. But that will change tomorrow, when he has his upgrade. . . . Join Paul on his journey of self-improvement in “My Heart Is at Capacity,” from our May/June issue…
 
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 177, in which I review The Nevers, Part I (episodes 1.1 through 1.6) Blogpost written reviews: The Nevers 1.1: Never Say Never The Nevers 1.2: Song and Gun The Nevers 1.3: Mary's Melody The Nevers 1.4: Who Needs to Be Found? The Nevers 1.5: "Mindful of the Roses" The Nevers 1.6: Sporific Terrific Listen to…
 
Link to Apple Podcast (please rate/review/subscribe) Transcript: Welcome back to Seldon Crisis and to one of my very favorite episodes, The Mayors. In our last chapter, the Encyclopedists, we got to meet Mayor Salvor Hardin of Terminus City, who overcame the shortsighted academics of the Board of Trustees by finding a way to nullify the immediate t…
 
Transcript: Hello friends, welcome back to Seldon Crisis, and another episode that truly warrants the title. In our last episode, the great Hari Seldon had been brought forth by the high officers of the ruling Commision of Public Safety, to defend his doleful prophecy of an imminent end to the great Galactic Empire that had stood for 12,000 years. …
 
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 173, in which "Captain" Phil Merkel interviews me about Joe Biden's speech to Congress last night, and how likely it is that Republicans in Congress will enact Biden's proposals into laws. We also discuss the police killing of innocent African-Americans and other current events, including Michael Collins' …
 
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 172, in which I review For All Mankind (Episodes 2.2-29) on Apple TV+. Podcast review of For All Mankind, episodes 1.1 - 2.1 Blog post reviews of these episodes: For All Mankind 2.2: The Peanut Butter Sandwich ... For All Mankind 2.3: "Guns to the Moon" ... For All Mankind 2.4: Close to Reality ... For All…
 
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