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Episode 185.5

Wah Wonders Why - Book Club Aliens

( Week 1 of Apr 2022 )

In the first book club on the podcast, Greg talks to Dr Natasha not about space (shock) but great sci-fi novels concerning alien intelligence and how biology shapes morality.

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Steve Stewart

Ranking Officer 3 months ago

I'm not going to lie, when I read the brief on this I really though this was going to be another book review of the classics, Mote in Gods Eye, Asimov etc. (all of which are great reads, but over reviewed), really nice to see some new authors entered into the recommended field. Greg's recommended Children of Time before on the 'cast , and have finally bowed down to the 'zon and bought (though the twist of spiders being the protagonist has me questioning this - open mind, open book.)

Also nice to see Aus. authors being included by way of Greg Egan , will like to recommend Amanda Bridgeman (a Perth writer) for what's turning to be a great series in the Aurora books (I've just started reading, but really good so far.

And finally I'ld like to put a shout out to the global pandemic for bring me back into the fold of reading - had been 20 years since read seriously, now am voracious (albeit slow)...

As for if this is a segment to continue with, the SE2KB book club? For sure!

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    Greg Wah

    Co-Captain 3 months ago

    Everyone is so down on Spiders :)

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Micheal Barnes

Ranking Officer 3 months ago

Taking about books..... Yes Clever people who I enjoy listening to talking about books.....check Books being talked about being science fiction.....check.

It ticks all my boxes, what a great idea.

My only regret, only three books. Looking forward to more.

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    Greg Wah

    Co-Captain 3 months ago

    There will be many more it looks like. Thanks for the support!

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GrĂ¡inne

Smartzi 3 months ago

This was good - just need more time to read all the books.

The spider books might be missing some male behaviour - found this article after I listened to the episode. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2317295-watch-male-orb-weaving-spiders-catapult-off-females-to-escape-death/

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    Greg Wah

    Co-Captain 3 months ago

    There are always more books to read. As a practising male myself I too probably need to catapult myself off partners to escape death.

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