Episode 8: Singularity & Co. Bookstore, Kirk VS. Picard, Top 5 SciFi Books for Newbies

 Cici James at Singularity & Co. Photo by  Bill Wadman .

Cici James at Singularity & Co. Photo by Bill Wadman.

Save the scifi! The Super Fantastic Nerd Hour visits the Singularity & Co bookstore for a conversation with its cofounder Cici James. We discuss Singularity's origins, how its mission to save out of print science fiction stories got started, the community that has developed around this project, and the current state of science fiction.  In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, who's a better bookseller - Captain Kirk or Captain Picard? Cici shares her top 5 science fiction books for those new to the genre.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 - 25:39: Singularity & Co.
  • 25:40 - 31:59: Cici James's geek origin story.
  • 32:00 - 34:41: Top 5 science fiction books for newbies
  • 34:42 - 36:36: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER - Captain James T. Kirk VS. Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
  • 36:37 - 47:02: The current state of science fiction.

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Top 5 Science Fiction Books for Newbies

  • Time and Again, Jack Finney

  • The Forever War, Joe Haldeman

  • A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle

  • The Giver, Lois Lowry

  • The White Mountains (The Tripods), John Christopher