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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 240): The Most Accessible SciFi Novel For A New Genre Reader

In episode 240 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester, Sarah Chorn, Paul Weimer, Kristin Centorcelli, and Jeff Patterson, discuss the most accessible Science Fiction Novels they know for someone just coming into genre fiction.


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17 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 240): The Most Accessible SciFi Novel For A New Genre Reader

  1. If anything, Jeff, Sarah, Kristin, Patrick and I held back on the many books we could have named. So, o listeners, what did we miss in the episode?

  2. I’ve always thought of Paul Weimer as the fifth Beatle of the Three Horsemen.

  3. Oh, and re: the people from the future in Connie Willis’s Doomsday. Something just makes me want to slap them in the face.

  4. What was the name of the book talked about with the children who don’t need to sleep? Sorry, missed that title? Thanks in advance.

  5. Kathryn (@Loerwyn) // April 7, 2014 at 2:15 pm //

    On the same note as Paul’s Moon recommendation, there’s always Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon. Or even Orwell’s 1984 (I’d argue Zamyatin’s We is the better book)

  6. Also, John Scalzi says he writes so his grandmother can understand it, so him.

  7. TheSaint08D // April 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm //

    OK I think there is a very obvious choice that was overlooked. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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