I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space—were it not that I have bad dreams.
— Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2
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David and Perry, together with special guests W. H. Chong and Paul Carr, talk about how they first started to become SF/Fantasy readers, and in Paul’s case, how he got into the space industry.
- Coping with social distancing (01:38)
- New Zealand World SF Con goes virtual (02:25)
- Hugo Awards short list (02:07)
- How we became SF/Fantasy readers (00:40)
- Perry’s introduction to the field (05:27)
- Secret Seven & Famous Five by Enid Blyton (00:35)
- Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting (00:24)
- Astounding/Analog magazine (03:44)
- David’s introduction to the field (08:06)
- The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton (01:04)
- The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit (02:18)
- Cities in Flight by James Blish (00:55)
- Kings of Space by W. E. Johns (00:44)
- Edgar Rice Burroughs (00:39)
- The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke (00:20)
- Isaac Asimov (00:58)
- Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg (01:01)
- Our next episode (01:58)
- Interview with W. H. Chong (50:50)
- Interview with Paul Carr (24:13)
Image: the cover of “Kings of Space” by Capt. W. E. Johns (1954), courtesy of this website.
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