A long-time sci-fi fan who loves the internet. I am also writting on other subjects than sci-fi.
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The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast S3E2
Hello, and once again, welcome to my podcast. I hope you are still listening to the show regardless of long the show is between episodes. I have moved into my new house, and hope to have a greater frequency of shows in the coming months. I hope everyone has been patient with the slow production of episodes and will remain a loyal listener.
The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast S:3:E1
Hello and welcome back to the show. I have been absent from podcasting for a little while due to working a busy schedule. I spend a good portion of my off time remodeling a new home I recently purchased. I am also working longer shifts at my job and less time to podcast. However, my house will compete soon, and I hope to resume a more frequent schedule of shows. Since there was a long pause between episodes, I decided to create a new season for the show.
The Life of Starlog Magazine
In the days before the internet and social media, one of the means for fans to stay informed was to subscribe to print media. While commercial TV and radio produced some news coverage for fans, the amount of time was limited. Therefore fans could get more in-depth coverage by reading a print story on their favorite movie or show. There were many different fan-oriented magazines back in the day, but one does stand out as being very popular during the 70s and 80s. That was Starlog Magazine.
The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast: S2 E6
Introduction: Hello and welcome back to the podcast. I hope my show has been interesting to you so far, and you are a returning listener. Today's topic is Kenton of the Star Patrol. I discussed this pre-code comic hero who appeared in Stange Worlds comics in the early 50s; in episode 3, season 1 of the podcast. I will look at some of his stories and review each one. I recently downloaded a compilation of adventures in the digital comic museum; this will be my source material.
The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast S2 E5
Hello and welcome back to the 1950s Science Fiction Podcast. I have taken some time off from creating podcasts for the past month. In the interim, I have worked on an article for vocal media. A book review of the Michael Moorcock novel The Final Program. You find it on my website link on the podcast app page; be sure to check it out.
Book Review: The Final Progam by Michael Moorcock.
The Final Program is a science fiction adventure novel written by UK author Michael Moorcock. The book is the first in a series called the Jerry Cornelius quartet, after its protagonist, who works as a secret agent for hire. The story was published in 1968 by Avon Books in paperback. Then in the following year, a hardback edition was published in the UK. The novel is 168 pages long and is the only Michael Moorcock story to be made into a motion picture.
The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast: S2 E4
Introduction: Hello and welcome back to the 1950 Science Fiction Podcast. I hope you have been enjoying the latest season so far. The last podcast was very long, longer than I thought it would be. I hope I can make a shorter podcast and try not to go into so much detail. I did conduct a poll and asked the question should I do book reviews into two parts. I got only one response, and it was a yes for dividing a book review into two parts. I was also thinking of the same thing when I was creating the previous one. So I will consider that, and we will see what happens in the future.
The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast: S2 E3
Introduction: Hi, and welcome back to the 1950s Science Fiction Podcast. Today's presentation is a book review. This time I will discuss a short sci-fi novel by Philp K. Dick, The Man Who Japped. The Man Who Japed was one of the author's earliest works and is his second novel. The story, published by Ace Books in December 1956 and is 160 pages long. The story was part of an Ace double paperback that included a second novel in the back printed in a dos-à-dos binding. This type of printing consisted of two books bound together with the same spine but, each one was upside down from the other. The second novel was The Space Born by E.C. Tubb; I am not reviewing this novel right now.
The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast S2E2
Introduction Well, how did you like that simulated Atomic blast? Neat Huh? Did you know that for as little as three dollars, you could see and hear an Atomic Test conducted at a Nevada test site during the 50s? Well, it was common until the test ban treaty put a stop to it. But testing is not what I will be discussing in this episode of the show. Anyway, welcome back to my podcast. This time I will be looking at the fear of Atomic war and its implications. The belief that civilians could survive an attack via fallout shelters and a good civil defense plan.
The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast S2 E1
Hello everyone, I want to welcome you back to my podcast, it has been a long while since the last show, but now I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I have been busy with other projects and taking time to examine the progress of the show. In the interim, I have read two novels, one science fiction the other technothriller. For the first time, I got invited to another podcast. I did a mini-review of today's show topic as a guest contributor for the StarPodLog podcast. StarPodLog is all about the publication of fan magazine Starlog first published in the mid-70s and went out of print during the early 2000s. The podcast host, Nayr and Kayvura also discuss the Star Trek franchise and Gene Roddenberry in a similar podcast. You can follow them on StarPodLog on Twitter and StarPodLog and StarPodTrek Podcast - YouTube. I also want to mention science fiction author Erasmo Acosta, who has written a great sci-fi novel about the future. I did a book review of his book K3+ for my vocal media page, be sure to check it out. Now onto the show.
The 1950s Science Fiction Podcast: S1E8
Introduction: Hello and welcome once again to the podcast. Today I will be discussing two short stories from two different pulp magazines. First up is the short story Shill wrote by award-winning science fiction author James E. Gunn, first published in Worlds of IF magazine in April 1955. The next story is The Girl in Tube 14 by Dick Purcell first published in Fantastic Science Fiction, August 1955. This will be the first time I have read these stories and they have been an interest to me for a long while.