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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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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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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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The Visitors, Clifford Simak, 1979

Episode004_The_Visitors_Clifford_Simak “The Visitors” begins with a large black rectangular object descending in smalltown America. What follows is an insightful story about how aliens…and we…view things. Shownotes 0:35 Summary 8:25 Review (spoilers)

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The Dragon Masters, Jack Vance, 1962

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