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Science/Fiction author Steven Hoefer discusses the best speculative fiction and science in this monthly show. Regularly features book recommendations, groundbreaking science, original fiction, essays, and more.

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Science/Fiction author Steven Hoefer discusses the best speculative fiction and science in this monthly show. Regularly features book recommendations, groundbreaking science, original fiction, essays, and more.

    For The Next Few Minutes

    For The Next Few Minutes

    It has a been a long minute since that last episode, but there's a good reason! The name is changing, though the content will stay the same. I talk briefly about what's going on and offer some good reading until the full episodes of next season arrive.

    - Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Rowanhorse
    - Blackfish City by Sam Miller
    - The Outside by Ada Hoffman
    - The Gurkha and the Lord of Thursday by Saad Hossain
    - Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robsoon

    Full notes at ReadSteven.com

    • 3 min
    Hidden Structures

    Hidden Structures

    Reader's Room pulls the most fascinating writing from speculative fiction, science, and technology. In this edition we look at how two stories can simultaneously be strikingly similar and completely different. We also have a roundup of interesting science and technology, N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth books, and Rosemary Kirstein The Steerswoman series.

    Plus the usual science and technology links and updates from the writer's world.

    See the full show notes and links at ReadSteven.com

    • 7 min
    Between The Tradewinds

    Between The Tradewinds

    Reader's Room pulls the most fascinating writing from speculative fiction, science, and technology. In this edition we talk about what happens when the wind goes out of your sails, speculative fiction from Fireside, the optimistic present from Future Crunch, and long-term thinking from The Long Now foundation. And we talk about my difficulty with naming things.

    Plus the usual science and technology links and updates from the writer's world.

    See the full show notes and links at ReadSteven.com

    • 8 min
    Fortune’s Furious Fickle Wheel

    Fortune’s Furious Fickle Wheel

    Reader's Room pulls the most fascinating writing from speculative fiction, science, and technology. In this edition we talk about coming to terms with things, including glitter, Shakespere, and loss.

    Plus the usual science and technology links and updates from the writer's world.

    See the full show notes and links at ReadSteven.com

    • 7 min
    The Benefit Of Experience

    The Benefit Of Experience

    Reader's Room pulls the most fascinating writing from speculative fiction, science, and technology. In this edition we talk about experience on a Japanese leisure island, the unhelpfulness of book blurbs, and Nick Harkaway’s The Gone Away World. Plus the usual science and technology links and updates from the writer's world.

    See the full show notes and links at ReadSteven.com

    • 7 min
    Fatal Words

    Fatal Words

    Reader's Room covers the month's speculative fiction, science and technology. In this edition we talk about how to grow literature in the desert, the very real ways words can threaten life, Kawamata Chiaki’s novel Death Sentences, and the Surrealist movement.

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    • 7 min

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