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Season 4

Episode 34: The Three Body Problem: a conversation with Lionel & Jim

Wednesday, April 10, 2024   #100

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Actor Benedict Wong portraying Da Shi in 3 Body Problem

Actor Benedict Wong portraying Da Shi in 3 Body Problem

Lionel talks about The Three Body Problem, both the novels by Liu Cixin and the Netflix series. We contrast the style of this series with our recent reads. Lionel contrasts the tv show with Red Queen on Prime. Back to The 3 Body Problem again, we discuss the ideas of Alastair Reynolds (not Ian) and killer alien traps.

We then launch into an enervating discussion of doing taxes and finding a general practitioner. This only lasts 12 minutes, so you might want to fast forward.

We talk about the different styles of writing in Science Fiction and the origins in pulp fiction started by writers like Asimov and evolving to present day fiction.