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Action! Excitement! Horror! Romance! Thrills and Chills! Swords and Sorcery! Rockets and Rayguns!

Hosts Adam Prosser and Philip Rice take a journey through the history of SF, Fantasy, horror, and pulp fiction.

Every 2 weeks one of us, alternating back and forth, selects a book or book series from the late 18th century up to the present to look back on, discuss, and examine. Some of them have left an indelible mark on pop culture; some of them are forgotten echoes of what might have been...all of them are weird and fascinating.

(If you like our work, please support us on Patreon! Adam is at https://patreon.com/user?u=404623 and Phil is at https://www.patreon.com/Spearhafoc .

What Mad Universe?!? Adam Prosser and Philip Rice

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Action! Excitement! Horror! Romance! Thrills and Chills! Swords and Sorcery! Rockets and Rayguns!

Hosts Adam Prosser and Philip Rice take a journey through the history of SF, Fantasy, horror, and pulp fiction.

Every 2 weeks one of us, alternating back and forth, selects a book or book series from the late 18th century up to the present to look back on, discuss, and examine. Some of them have left an indelible mark on pop culture; some of them are forgotten echoes of what might have been...all of them are weird and fascinating.

(If you like our work, please support us on Patreon! Adam is at https://patreon.com/user?u=404623 and Phil is at https://www.patreon.com/Spearhafoc .

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    Chapter Forty-Three: Death From Above!

    Chapter Forty-Three: Death From Above!

    Ten-Hut, about face, and other such military jazz! This latest episode of What Mad Universe?!? takes a martial bent as we delve into the seminal SF novel Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein, loved and loathed in equal measure and a major political flashpoint as well as a key intersection point for post-WWII SF. Also they made a movie you might have heard of. Guest Andrew Hickey helps us find a more nuanced take on a book, and an author, that inspires extremes of opinion...

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    • 59 min
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    Episode 43 Promo

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    • 1 min
    Chapter Forty-Two: The Naked Stars!

    Chapter Forty-Two: The Naked Stars!

    It's time once again to take a look at spinoff novelizations, and this time we're joined by Trekspert Dylan Roth to look at the era before the movies, before the Next Generation, when Star Trek was a ragtag multimedia conglomeration held together by fan obsession. The franchise took all kinds of strange and non-canonical turns in those dark days, and one of the biggest ones was The Final Reflection, a novel by celebrated SF author John M. Ford that paints a very different view of Star Trek and particularly the Klingon empire, one that diverged from the eventual path Trek took but nevertheless provided a guiding light for years afterwards. As the Vulcans say, Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations...

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    • 1 hr 6 min
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    Episode 42 Promo

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    • 1 min
    Chapter Forty-One: A Blink Of The Cosmic Eye!

    Chapter Forty-One: A Blink Of The Cosmic Eye!

    Are we living at the end of history? Not according to Olaf Stapledon, who conceived of 2 billion years of future history to come in his book Last and First Men. When we talk about the sweeping sprawl of all that could yet be, this is what we're talking about!

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