Pocket Protectors, Activate!

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16088213/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/87a93a/” width=”100%” height=”90″ scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” use_download_link=”” download_link_text=”” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/tableofmalcontents/EP105_Malcontents.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”87a93a” libsyn_item_id=”16088213″ /]

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:

Sharing and supporting the show

  • Leave a five-star rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to the show.
  • Give us a follow on Twitter and Instagram at @MalContentsPod
  • Be sure to use the Amazon affiliate links above to help us pay for the costs of producing and hosting the show.
  • Interested in sponsoring Table of (mal)Contents? Let’s talk via email or DM us on Twitter or Instagram.

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books for adults and children, as well as multiple documentaries and Bible studies. His latest book, I'm a Christian—Now What?: A Guide to Your New Life with Christ is available now.