Category: SciFi

Ep 11: Fahrenheit 451

The Orbital Sword takes off once again to read and discuss a classic Sci-Fi novel by celebrated author Ray Bradbury. Join David, Scott, and Jim as they enter the reading room to discuss Fahrenheit 451, a story about firemen who start rather than put out fires.  This story contains warnings that are as relevant today as they …

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Ep 09: Star Wars: Thrawn

Join the crew of the Orbital Sword in the ship’s library to discuss Thrawn by Timothy Zahn. How does one rise to power in the Empire? Well, with ambition and political savvy! Thrawn is loaded with political intrigue, epic battles, and plenty of twists and turns while it follows the rise of one of the …

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Ep 06: Navigators of Dune – Special Episode

After some mishaps with lost files and other difficulties, David, Scott and Jim have finally gotten their spice together and recorded their thoughts on the latest of the Dune series of books by Brian Herbert and Kevin J, Anderson, Navigators of Dune.  Join the Orbital Sword crew as we break it down.

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Ep 05: Stranger in a Strange Land

Join the crew of the Orbital Sword as we work our way through Robert Heinlein’s 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land, the story of a young man born on Mars, raised by Martians, and brought to Earth.  In 1962, this story won the Hugo Award for best novel and it has been touted by …

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Ep 04: New York 2140

Whether you think Climate Change and Global Warming is a real thing or not, Kim Stanley Robinson takes a look at what future life might be like in The Big Apple in his book, New York 2140.  Join the crew of The Orbital Sword as we give our impressions, both positive and negative.  The best part …

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