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SFBRP #227 – Rudy Rucker – Software and Wetware

SFBRP #227 - Rudy Rucker - Software and Wetware

Luke reviews Software and Wetware by Rudy Rucker.

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SFBRP #226 – Alexander Peachock – We Have Seen Better Days

SFBRP #226 - Alexander Peachock - We Have Seen Better Days

Luke and Juliane talk about We Have Seen Better Days by Alexander Peachock.

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SFBRP #225 – Hugh Howey – Dust

SFBRP #225 - Hugh Howey - Dust

Luke reviews Dust by Hugh Howey.

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SFBRP #224 – Iain M Banks – Inversions

SFBRP #224 - Iain M Banks - Inversions

Luke and Juliane discuss (with full spoilers) the next book in the Culture series read-along, Inversions by Iain M Banks.

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SFBRP #223 – Robert A Heinlein – Have Space Suit – Will Travel (SFFaudio podcast #256)

SFBRP #223 – Robert A Heinlein – Have Space Suit – Will Travel

SFBRP #223 - Robert A Heinlein - Have Space Suit - Will Travel

A discussion on the SFFaudio podcast about Have Space Suit – Will Travel by Robert A Heinlein.

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SFFaudio show notes:

TheSFFaudioPodcast600The SFFaudio Podcast #256 – Jesse, Tamahome, Luke Burrage, Seth, and Mark Turetsky talk about the audiobook of Have Space Suit—Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein (as narrated by Mark Turetsky for Blackstone Audio)!

Talked about on today’s show:
On the book title’s proper spacing and hyphenation; Have Gun, Will Travel TV show; Heinlein’s last “juvenile” novel; Mark “over the moon” about the opportunity to record the book; novel nominated for Hugo in 1959; parts of the novel are hard SF; Philip K. Dick’s completely unrelated story The Father Thing; ways of manipulation in the novel; Mark’s favorite character voices; correlations between the Earth characters and space characters; debunking the possibility that the story was all a dream or imaged à la Wizard of Oz; cross-novel characters in Heinlein’s novels i.e. Space Family Stone; novel followed up by Starship Troopers; detailed description of the space suit possibly inspired by Heinlein’s work on bomber pilot pressure suits during World War II; The Martian by Andy Weir; casual drug use in the novel; Mark didn’t do the helium voice in space suit scenes; comparison to full cast audio version; Kip’s conversations with inanimate space suit bear resemblance to Gravity; on the novel’s setting in time and its world building flaws; slip sticks and slide rules; slide rule “the best invention since girls”; Kip’s dad should “get off his ass and get a job”; Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat and its inspiration on Connie Willis’s To Say Nothing of the Dog via its appearance in this novel’s opening lines; Heinlein’s infallibility; going Galt; the father is an asshole; the father is Heinlein; money in fiction; money baskets in Stranger in a Strange Land; old men hooking up with young women in Heinlein; Podkayne of Mars; Time for the Stars; Tunnel in the Sky is a mash-up of Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games; the story’s narrative perspective; on learning outside of school, “I’m gonna learn this shit on my own”; novel encapsulates Luke’s life philosophy, “There’s no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.”; the novel’s accelerating plot; The Puppet Masters; on adapting the novel to the silver screen; PBS’s adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Lathe of Heaven; the relative weakness of the novel’s last section; Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure; time travel “breaks” fiction; Lisa Simpson would read this book; John Scalzi’s blog post An Anecdotal Observation, Relating to Robert Heinlein and the Youth of Today; people today don’t read books (or read the wrong kind of books); is science fiction the most enlightened of fiction genres?; phone books are useful for starting fires; Luke tells an inspiring story about the Magellanic Cloud; “the cure for boredom is curiosity”; where animals keep their brains.

Have Space Suit - Will Travel

Have Spacesuit - Will Travel - illustration by Ed Emshwiller

Emsh interior illustration for HAVE SPACE SUIT - WILL TRAVEL

SFBRP #222 – Daniel Keyes – Flowers for Algernon

SFBRP #222 - Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon

Luke and Juliane discuss Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

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SFBRP #221 – Iain M Banks – The State of the Art

SFBRP #221 - Iain M Banks - The State of the Art

Luke and Juliane continue with the Culture series readalong with The State of the Art by Iain M Banks.

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SFBRP #220 – Clifford D Simak – Way Station

SFBRP #220 - Clifford D Simak - Way Station

Luke reviews Way Station by Clifford D Simak.

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SFBRP #219 – Christopher Priest – The Inverted World

SFBRP #219 - Christopher Priest - The Inverted World

Luke reviews The Inverted World by Christopher Priest.

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SFBRP #218 – Ann Leckie – Ancillary Justice

SFBRP #218 - Ann Leckie - Ancillary Justice

Luke reviews Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.

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