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About heyglenns

Glenn understands how to use the technology and business sides of the Internet to acquire clients. By reconciling these two areas, he is able to run successful lead generation programs for B2B companies. He is also a hockey dad and a self-confessed sci-fi/technology geek.

Temporarily Out of Radio Contact

I have taken a break from posting classic SF book reviews – the plan is to post more, but I can’t commit to any specific time. The initial batch of podcasts continues to be available and you are welcome to … Continue reading

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The Mote in God’s Eye, Niven & Pournelle, 1974

Episode_013_the_mote_in_Gods_eye.mp3   One of our imperial ships finds an alien civilization, the Moties, on the edge of explored space. It seems the two species can benefit from sharing their knowledge and colonizing amongst each other. But our first contact team … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953

Episode012_fahrenheit_451_ray_bradbury.mp3 This is a modern, ordinary existence. You can count on  authorities to protect you & your property from harm. Except if you possess one item that’s banned & universally loathed…books. In that case, you should expect the firemen to … Continue reading

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The Puppet Masters, Robert A. Heinlein, 1951

episode011_the_puppet_masters_robert_a_heinlein.mp3 A UFO is sighted, and one by one, Americans are being turned into mindless slaves. It’s up to a trio of special government agents to figure out how to stop this menace. In the process, they must avoid being … Continue reading

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Rocket Ship Galileo, Robert A. Heinlein, 1947

episode010_rocketship_galileo_robert_a_heinlein.mp3 Three high school students who share a passion about space are visited by a man who can help them actually go to outer space. Through their wits, some available rocket hardware and teamwork, they build their dream ship for … Continue reading

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The Chrysalids, John Wyndham, 1955

Episode009_The_Chrysalids_John_Wyndham Set in a future where strange events are changing mankind. Society has resisted these mutations, ostracizing people who have them…until some children are born with a mutation no one detects. Is man undergoing a new evolution? As implied in … Continue reading

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Tunnel in the Sky, Robert A. Heinlein, 1955

Episode008_tunnel_in_the_sky_Robert_A_Heinlein 17 year old Rod Walker’s last high school course, Off-world Survival, has an exam in which he must survive in an unknown environment for a few days. Can he survive when it appears his lifeline home is gone? If … Continue reading

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Brain Wave, Poul Anderson, 1954

Episode007_Brain_Wave_Poul_Anderson A sudden rise in intelligence for all creatures on Earth results in a transfigured humanity reaching for the stars, leaving behind our earth to the less intelligent humans and animal lifeforms. Shownotes 0:25 Summary 5:15 Review (spoilers)   You … Continue reading

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Lest Darkness Fall, L. Sprague de Camp, 1939

Episode006_Lest_Darkness_Fall_L_Sprague_de_Camp It’s 1938 and during a trip to his favourite city of Rome, graduate student Martin Padway is hurtled back through time to 6th century Rome – just before the Dark Ages. With his knowledge of 1,500 years worth of … Continue reading

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Wolfbane, Pohl/Kornbluth, 1959

Episode005_Wolfbane_Pohl_Kornbluth The Earth has been ripped from the Sun by a runaway planet, whose inhabitants have their own plans for Earth’s resources. Humankind is dying out, but there are those who defy convention and refuse to give in. Shownotes 0:25 … Continue reading

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