Tag: science fiction

A Poorly-Timed Read: Frank Herbert’s The White Plague

Show Notes for Episode 2.11 Check out the episode below: Quick notes from the episode: Want a copy of The White Plague for yourself? Support the podcast and local bookstores by purchasing a copy from our Bookshop store: Folio Facts: this week, Jennifer researched the oldest printing press in British North America. Perhaps unsurprising, America’s […]

Ghost of Sexual Harassers Past: Balancing Quality and Morality in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation

Show Notes for Episode 1.17 Check out the episode below! Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. Isaac Asimov, Foundation Quick Links from the Episode The big three of science fiction (i.e. the folks considered to be the founding members of the modern genre): Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, […]

Proto-Feminism in Science Fiction: The Left Hand of Darkness

Show Notes for Episode 2.5 Quick Links from the Episode Folio Facts: What is the oldest bookstore in the world? The answer is Livraria Bertrand, or Bertrand bookstore, in Lisbon, Portugal. First founded in 1732 by Pedro Faure, Bertrand has survived nearly three centuries of continuous operation. To learn more about this store, as well […]

Clever Girl: The Devastating Hubris in Jurassic Park

Show Notes for Episode 2.4 Quick Links from the Episode Folio Facts: You may have heard of the Library of Alexandria, tragically lost in a fire. But have you heard of the sacking of the Library of Baghdad? Called Bayt al-Hikma, or the House of Wisdom, this enormous repository was the hub of caliph-sponsored scholarship […]