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Questions 511: The Forgotten Mid-Apocalypse

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Robert asks: With so many post-apocalyptic stories out there, why are there so few about the collapse of civilizations?

Resources Mentioned:
A Boy and His Dog, by Harlan Ellison
On The Beach by Nevil Shute
Farnham’s Freehold, by Robert A. Heinlein
The Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
Aztec by Gary Jennings
Taliesin by Stephen R. Lawhead
Mad Max
The Quiet Earth
Prey by Michael Crichton
1491 by Charles C. Mann

Questions 323: The Ever Expanding Series

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Simon asks: “I’d like to tell new stories in the same universe that I’ve just completed a five book series. Should I expand the first series or write a new, related series?”

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Resources Mentioned:
The Xanth Novels series by Piers Anthony
The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Harry Bosch series by Micheal Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly
Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Conan the Barbarian series by Robert E Howard
John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
James Bond series by Ian Fleming
Hadrian’s Flight
Suave Rob
Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

 

Feedback: Jurassic Park and Cult Mind Control

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Today Rebecca talks genetic sequencing and Jurassic Park, while Caine offers a new resource for understanding cults and mind control.

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Resources Mentioned:
Jurassic Park
Juan Enriquez
Craig Venter
Combating Cult Mind Control, Steve Hassan

Questions 316: Career Paths and Dungeons & Dragons

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Herb comments:
“Block and Heinlein are both great career models–what are the differences you see? Also, you’re wrong about the history of Dungeons and Dragons.”

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Resources mentioned:
Playing at the World by Jon Peterson
Appendix N by Jeffro Johnson