Episode 12: The imaginary world of Sci-Fi

Episode 12: The imaginary world of Sci-Fi

This week, Kyrie and Cori discuss the Sci-Fi genre, well, Cori mostly discusses Sci-Fi, as Kyrie has a raw voice and doesn’t want to talk too much!! Sci-Fi has so many facets to it, so Kyrie and Cori have done some research about this genre. During their discussion, Kyrie and Cori drink Echinacea Plus because Kyrie is for sure sick and Cori feels something might be coming on.

Kyrie’s picked what she thinks is a Sci-Fi classic of Dune by Frank Herbert (and is often rated the #1 Sci-Fi book!). She wasn’t really feeling it for the first part of the book, but at about 100 pages, Kyrie finally starts to really enjoy this book. Especially with Cori’s wonderful description of it’s like Game of Thrones but in the desert. You don’t really know who is friends with whom and you’re not really sure who the good and bad guys are until things start to unfold. A wonderfully crafted (even though it is a bit wordy), and a great example of what Sci-Fi really is.  

Cori’s picked The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick which is a novel about what would have happened if WWII didn’t end the way it did (i.e. the death of Hitler). Based in California, where racism is strong, Jews are hiding, the Chinese are obsessed with “American West” paraphernalia, and the I Ching is what everyone uses to make their choices in the world.

Other Sci-Fi Books:

1984 by George Orwell

Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card

Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein

Coming Up Next Week, Kyrie and Cori explore the genre of Spooky Scary since it’s October!
Kyrie’s Pick: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Cori’s Pick: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

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