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So, the trailer for the Dune movie was released last week, and the folks who made it clearly did a great job. In honor of this, we’re getting extra nerdy as we talk Dune, sci-fi, and Dave having meetings to run to. Listen in to hear:

  • The difference between hard and soft sci-fi
  • If Dune is a good option for jumping into the genre
  • How ET ruined sci-fi for Scarlet
  • If speculative fiction counts as sci-fi
  • Another Lonesome Dove progress report

Be sure to check out the NYPL article mentioned in the show on the differences between hard and soft science fiction as well.


The Sci-Fi List

This week, we’re forgoing our traditional “what we’re reading” list in favor of a few recommendations of generally accessible science fiction reads:


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Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books including the Big Truths Bible Storybook, Epic Devotions, Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation, and the End of Poverty, and Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World. His next book, published by Lexham Press, will release in Spring 2023.