A 45 minute podcast from the University of Pennsylvania Press, “Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America” (.mp3 link)

“John Cheng discusses the early culture of popular science fiction. Cheng’s new book examines the origins of the genre and its community of fans. Cheng shows how pulp science fiction magazines of the 1920s and 30s reflected mainstream views of race and gender, while inspiring both professional scientists and amateurs to pursue research.”