ANNOUNCEMENT: Next Season of Extra Sci Fi!

We’re taking a short break to do more research on upcoming Extra Sci Fi topics like Isaac Asimov and more! See you in about 4-6 weeks!

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John W. Campbell Reshapes Sci-Fi – Pulp! Astounding Stories – Extra Sci Fi

Writer-turned-famous-editor of Astounding Stories, John W. Campbell helped usher in the golden age of science fiction, driven by a new authorial understanding of real science and real psychology.
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Comics and Hard-Boiled – Pulp! Noir – Extra Sci Fi

Many sci fi writers, especially in the United States, had backgrounds in reading and writing detective stories. They introduced to the sci-fi genre the action hero–no longer just scientific or philosophical protagonists.
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Lovecraft & Howard – Pulp! Weird Tales – Extra Sci Fi

Weird Tales was a pulp magazine that started out as a collection of detective stories before getting taken over by writers like H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, whose fantastic tales instilled both good and bad tropes that we still see in modern sci fi.
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Hugo Gernsback – Pulp! Amazing Stories – Extra Sci Fi

Sci fi “pulp” stories sometimes have a reputation for being cheesy and over-dramatic, but they were extremely important for building up the sci fi genre as something *anyone* could write for AND get paid for–not just famous authors.
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Lord Dunsany – The History of Sci Fi – Extra Sci Fi – #6

Dunsany is arguably the “father of fantasy,” bringing to life the classic worldbuilding tropes that inspired so many authors, from H.P. Lovecraft to Ursula K. Le Guin. But his short stories and novels have sadly fallen out of memory…
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The Forgotten Foundations Part 2 – The History of Sci Fi – Extra Sci Fi – #5

We’re gonna dive into the TRULY wacky and wild stories of early science fiction, including a Czech play that invented the word “robot.”
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The Forgotten Foundations Part 1 – The History of Sci Fi – Extra Sci Fi – #4

This week, we explore the obscure authors from the turn of the 20th century whose weird and wacky stories impacted our modern-day sci fi consciousness and inspired works from authors like H.P. Lovecraft and Terry Pratchett.
NOTE: the previous version of this video, launched earlier today, had a few editing errors. This is the correct polished version.
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The History of Science Fiction – Pseudo-Science – Extra Sci Fi – #3

The turn of the 20th century brought a lot of new ideas and inventions to the world. Suddenly, nature’s laws were not quite what they seemed. Thus, many folks drifted into explorations of the occult, which directly influenced 19th and 20th century science fiction.
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The History of Sci Fi – H.G. Wells – Extra Sci Fi – #2

H.G. Wells brought his socialist perspective to science fiction, creating great works that really ask us to look at where the human condition will take us hundreds of years from now.
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