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By JM, Gretchen and Nate
A science fiction literature history podcast, covering popular and obscure works. Contains spoilers for all works discussed.

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Chrononauts Episode 27.3: Charles H. Hinton - "An Unfinished Communication" (1885)
Containing Matters in which vars. Points converge upon the Watery Part of the World. Timestamps: bio, non-spoiler discussion (0:00) spoiler plot summary/discussion (18:30) Bibliography: Blacklock, Mark - "The four-dimensional life of mathematician Charles Howard Hinton", BBC Science Focus, May 7, 2020 Clarke, Bruce - "A Scientific Romance: Thermodynamics and the Fourth Dimension in Charles Howard Hinton's 'The Persian King'" Weber: The Contemporary West, Vol. 14.1, Winter 1997 Graham, Elyse - "Charles Howard Hinton: He Wrote Science Fiction Before the Genre Existed", Princeton Alumni Weekly, November 13, 2019 Rucker, Rudy - introduction to "Speculations on the Fourth Dimension: Selected Writings of Charles H. Hinton" (1980)
June 25, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 27.2: The Funnelheads' Magic Mirror
Containing Matters pertaining to divers Calculations with particular Respect to the Dimensions most commonly labelled Three and Four. Timestamps: Algernon Blackwood - "The Pikestaffe Case" (1924) (0:00) Paul Scheerbart - "Malvu the Helmsman: A Story of Vesta" (1912) (39:22) Bibliography: Cardin, Matt - "Blackwood, Algernon" in "Horror Literature Through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears" (2017) McElheny, Josiah and Burgin, Christine (eds.) - "Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!!: A Paul Scheerbart Reader" Moose, Kate "Horror in the Shadows" (2007) Rottensteiner, Franz (ed.) - "The Black Mirror and Other Stories: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria" (2008) Vandermeer, Jeff and Ann (eds.) - "The Big Book of Science Fiction" (2016)
June 24, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 27.1: William Hope Hodgson - "The House on the Borderland" (1908)
Containing Matters pertaining to vars. Doors (which perhaps should be Examined by Those holding relevant Expertise). Timestamps: introduction (0:00) a reading of "Grief", from "The House on the Borderland" (10:59) non-spoiler discussion (13:57) plot summary (27:04) general spoiler discussion (1:30:33)
June 23, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 26.2: The Hidden Martians Among Us
Containing Matters which Pertain to the Concealment of Persons in an extramartian Environment henceforth engaged to certain Purposes. Timestamps: Carl Grunert - "The Martian Spy" (1908) (0:00) Clare Winger Harris - "The Fate of the Poseidonia" (1927) (22:06) Bibliography: Amazing Stories, June 1927 issue Ashley, Mike and Tymn, Marshall B. - "Science Fiction, Fantasy and Weird Fiction Magazines" (1985) Davin, Eric Leif - "Partners in wonder - Women and the Birth of Science Fiction, 1926-1965" (2005) Rottensteiner, Franz - introduction to "The Martian Spy" in "The Black Mirror and Other Stories: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany & Austria" (2008)
May 28, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 26.1: Spies and Detectives
Containing Matters conserning vars. Surveillances and other issues of Sensitivity which have been Taken into Confidence by Gosudarstvickal Bodies appearing in divers Forms hitherto Considered pre-dating Bond. Timestamps: introduction, spy fiction background (0:00) Helen MacInnes - "Above Suspicion" (1941) (34:38) Arthur Morrison - "The Case of the Dixon Torpedo" (1894) (1:35:54) Bibliography: BBC Radio, Scotland FM - "Helen MacInnes, Queen of Spies" (2017) Bold, Christine - "Secret negotiations: The Spy figure in Nineteenth‐century American popular fiction" in "Spy Fiction, Spy Films and Real Intelligence" (ed. Wesley K. Wark) (1991) Hiley, Nicholas - "Decoding German Spies: British Spy Fiction, 1908-18" in "Spy Fiction, Spy Films and Real Intelligence" (ed. Wesley K. Wark) (1991) Homberger, Eric - "English Spy Thrillers in the Age of Appeasement" in "Spy Fiction, Spy Films and Real Intelligence" (ed. Wesley K. Wark) (1991) Lassner, Phyllis - "Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film" (2016) Miles, Peter "A Child of the Jago: Chronology of Arthur Morrison" (2012) Morrison, Kate "Morality and the Law in British Detective and Spy Fiction, 1880–1920" (2020) Stafford, David - "The Silent Game: The Real World of Imaginary Spies" (1988) Goodman, Sam - "British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire" (2015) Trotter, David - "The Politics of Adventure in the Early British Spy Novel" in "Spy Fiction, Spy Films and Real Intelligence" (ed. Wesley K. Wark) (1991) Wark, Wesley K. - introduction to "Spy Fiction, Spy Films and Real Intelligence" (ed. Wesley K. Wark) (1991)
May 26, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 25.2: Strange Forces and Devilish Rays
Containing Matters concerning novel Methods of Destruction, some benefiting the Kaiser, others benefiting None. Timestamps: Leopoldo Lugones - "The Omega Force" (1906) (0:00) Joel Martin Nichols, Jr. - "The Devil-Ray" (1926) (19:03) Bibliography: Ferreira, Rachel Haywood - "The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction" (2011) Flores, Angel - "Magical Realism in Spanish American Fiction", Hispania vol. 38 iss. 2, 1955 Hanley, Terence E. - "Joel Martin Nichols, Jr. (1895-1991)", Tellers of Weird Tales,
April 15, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 25.1: Future War and Weapons
Containing Matters in which Technology is Advanced much to the Detractment of Humanity. Timestamps: introduction (0:00) George Tomkyns Chesney - "The Battle of Dorking" (1871) (6:44) Skelton Kuppord - "A Fortune From the Sky" (1903) (47:58) Bibliography: Clarke, I.F. - "The Battle of Dorking, 1871-1914", Victorian Studies , Jun., 1965, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Jun., 1965), pp. 309-328 Clarke, I.F. - "Before and after 'The Battle of Dorking'", Science Fiction Studies Vol. 24, No. 1, Mar., 1997, pp. 33-46 Earnshaw, James - "‘The Battle of Dorking’ and Combat Trauma", Journal of Victorian Culture Online, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction - "Skelton Kuppord", The University of Glasgow - "Sir John Adams",
April 14, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 24.4: Curves and Orbits
Containing Matters In which Angled Dimensions are Traversed via means of Psychedelics, and in which the Physical Dimensions are Traversed by means of Other Dimensions hitherto previously Mentioned. Timestamps: Frank Belknap Long - "The Hounds of Tindalos" (1929) (0:00) Clare Winger Harris - "A Runaway World" (1926) (24:25) Bibliography:  Davin, Eric Leif - "Partners in wonder: Women and the Birth of Science Fiction" (2006) Grayson, Perry M. - "Frank Belknap Long Jr.: Fantasist of Multiple Dimensions" Ricca, Brad "Meet the Reclusive Woman Who Became a Pioneer of Science Fiction", introduction to "The Artificial Man and Other Stories" Music: Taylor, Raymond - "A Signal From Mars",
March 20, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 24.3: Jean Ray - "The Mainz Psalter" (1930)
In which the Schoolteacher's Instruction in Latin and Crystal is found to be Quite Excellent. Timestamps: background, plot summary (0:00) general discussion (36:55) Bibiliography: Monteiro, António - "Ghosts, Fear, and Parallel Worlds: The Supernatural Fiction of Jean Ray", added to the Weird Fiction Review in 2011, from a transcript of a talk given in 1999
March 19, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 24.2: Atlantis and Valhalla
Containing Matters in which vars. Elders take an Interest in Petrology. Timestamps: Francis Stevens - "Claimed!" (1920) (0:00) Nictzin Dyalhis - "The Sea-Witch" (1937) (47:26) Bibliography: Davin, Eric Leif - "Partners in wonder: Women and the Birth of Science Fiction" (2006) Hoppenstand, Gary - introduction to "The Nightmare and Other Tales of Dark Fantasy" (2004) Liptak, Andrew - "The Influential Pulp Career of Francis Stevens", Dec 19, 2013, Kirkus Nemo, August - introduction to "The Woman Who Invented Dark Fantasy" (2019)
March 19, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 24.1: H.P. Lovecraft and Weird Tales
In which the Consumer is Consumed by the Tin of Kippered Herring. Timestamps: introduction, background on weird fiction and Weird Tales (0:00) H.P. Lovecraft - "Dagon" (1917) (33:29) Bibliography: Ashley, Mike - "The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950" (2001) Ashley, Mike - "Weird Tales" entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Joshi, S.T - "The Weird Tale" (1990) Joshi, S.T. - "I am Providence - The Life and times of H. P. Lovecraft" (2013) Lovecraft, H.P. - "Supernatural Horror in Literature" (1927) Poole, W. Scott - "In the Mountains of madness - the Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft" (2016) VanderMeer, Ann and Jeff (eds.) - "The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories" (2012)
March 16, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 23.2: E.H. Visiak - "Medusa" (1929)
Containing matters in which One is expelled from the Paradise of Bristol and Lands unto a Puritan Monster. Timestamps: background, plot summary (0:00) general discussion (47:55) Bibliography: Lamb, Hugh and Rainer, Frank - Epilogue to the 1991 German edition of "Medusa"
February 17, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 23.1: The Sea and William Hope Hodgson
Concerning two Species of Fungus which have proven to be Inedible (despite how much We wish it to be So) Timestamps: William Hope Hodgson - "Shoon of the Dead" (1908) - a reading (0:00) introduction, William Hope Hodgson biography (3:58) William Hope Hodgson - "The Voice in the Night" (1907) (28:33) William Hope Hodgson - "The Derelict" (1912) (45:29) Bibliography: Gafford, Sam, "William Hope Hodgson" blog, Historic Headlines podcast,
February 16, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 22.3: Electromagnetic Spiritualism in the Northern Sky
Containing matters related to the incredible Fantasies of the Mind, and compulsive Obsessions beckoning Perpendicular to the East. Timestamps: Anna Adolph - "Arqtiq: A Story of the Marvels at the North Pole" (1899) (0:00) Harriet Prescott Spofford - "The Moonstone Mass" (1868) - a reading (26:30) Harriet Prescott Spofford - "The Moonstone Mass" (1868) - discussion (30:43) Arthur Conan Doyle - "The Captain of the Pole-Star" (1890) (54:01) Bibliography: Ashley, Mike (ed.) - "The Dreaming Sex: Early Tales of Scientific Imagination by Women" (2011) Daly, Liza - "Always fond of the marvelous: The hidden history of Anna Adolph" Hartwell, David (ed.) - "Foundations of Fear" (1992) Nevins, Jess - "The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana" (2020)
January 22, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 22.2: Jules Verne - "The Sphinx of the Ice Realm" (1897)
Containing matters in which a Continuation is written by an Admirerer (though in a Fashion not at all Indulgent). Timestamps: background, plot summary (0:00) general discussion (59:51) Bibliography: Butcher, William - "Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography" (2006) Walter, Frederick Paul - notes and appendices to "The sphinx of the ice realm", State University of New York Press (2012)
January 21, 2022
Chrononauts Episode 22.1: Edgar Allan Poe - "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket" (1838)
Containing matters in which the Picaresque undulates via Grampusical Pendulum through the Robinsonade, Lost Race and Weird. Timestamps: introductions (0:00) plot summary (3:36) general discussion (59:17) Bibliography: Bailey, James Osler - "Pilgrims through space and time: trends and patterns in scientific and utopian fiction" (1972) Haddelsey, Stephen - "Icy Graves: Exploration and Death in the Antarctic" (2018) Kennedy, J. Gerald - "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and the Abyss of Interpretation" (1994) Kopley, Richard - "The Secret of Arthur Gordon Pym - The Text and the Source" (1980) McCannon, John - "A history of the Arctic nature, exploration and exploitation" (2012) Standish, David - "Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth's Surface" (2005)
January 19, 2022
Chrononauts Bonus Episode 3: New Introductions
In which Introductions to a new Host are made, Issues posed by a Reader are answered and recent Media commented upon. Timestamps: an arbitrary break (55:41) Bibliography: Bowers, Maggie Ann - "Magic(al) Realism" Flores, Angel - "Magical Realism in Spanish American Fiction", Hispania vol. 38 iss. 2, 1955 Hoene, Christin - "Jagadish Chandra Bose and the anticolonial politics of science fiction", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, November 2020 Langer, Jessica - "Postcolonialism and Science Fiction" Rieder, John - "Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction" Sengupta, Debjani - "Sadhanbabu’s Friends: Science Fiction in Bengal from 1882 to 1974" in "Science fiction, imperialism and the Third World: essays on postcolonial literature and film" (eds. Ericka Hoagland, Reema Sarwal)
December 19, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 21.3: Garrett Serviss - "Edison's Conquest of Mars" (1898)
Containing matters pertaining to a Counter-invasion in which vars. Social matters are Discarded in favor of Scientific Speculation and Patriotism. Timestamps: background (0:00) plot summary (10:30) general discussion (1:13:24) Bibliography: Crossley, Robert - "Imagining Mars: A Literary History" (2011) Richter, Jonas - "Traces of the Gods: Ancient Astronauts as a Vision of Our Future", Vol. 59, No. 2/3, Alternative Archaeology (2012), Searles, A. Langley, introduction to "Edison's Conquest of Mars", Carcosa House ed. (1947) Music: "Electric Sparks" (interlude 2), composed by Charles Gimbel Jr., 1872
November 28, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 21.2: Metallic Vehicular Animals
Containing matters pertaining to a Voyage most similar to the Well-Revered Nautilus and the Guardianship of a  Mine by a Dromedary whose Encumberance has been exceeded. Timestamps: Philip Reade - "Tom Edison, jr.'s Electric Sea Spider; or, the Wizard of the Submarine World" (1892) (0:00) Robert Toombs - "Electric Bob's Big Black Ostrich; or, Lost on the Desert" (1893) (26:59) Bibliography: Bleiler, Everett F. - "Science Fiction: The Early Years: A Full Description of More Than 3,000 Science Fiction Stories", 1990 Canavan, Gerry, and Link, Eric Carl  - "The Cambridge History of Science Fiction", 2019 Nevins, Jess - "The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana", second ed. 2020
November 27, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 21.1: Edison, Tesla and a New Steam Man
Concerning matters pertaining to the Construction of an Inventor, from whom vars. Creations are developed in most ingenious Fashions, and the several Instances we are able find of Such in those not altogether pleasant Publications which are Most-oft found by Rail. Timestamps: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla background (0:00) The Edisonade, Luis Senarens - "Frank Reade Jr., and His New Steam Man, or the Young Inventor's Trip to the Far West" (1892?) (30:14) Bibliography: Backstory Radio, conversation with Paul Israel and Bernard Carlson, 2018 Bleiler, Everett F. - "Science Fiction: The Early Years: A Full Description of More Than 3,000 Science Fiction Stories", 1990 Canavan, Gerry, and Link, Eric Carl  - "The Cambridge History of Science Fiction", 2019 Carlson, Bernard - "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age", 2015 Israel, Paul - "Edison: A Life of Invention", 2000 Nevins, Jess - "The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana", second ed. 2020 Stross, Randall E. - "The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World", 2008 Music: "Electric Schottisch", composed by Jean Richter, 1872,
November 25, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 20.2: The Wireless Broadcast
Containing Matters pertaining to the Wireless Telegraph, through which the Transmittance of a partickular Mode of electro-magnetic Radiation could be used to Indicate certain Spectra of Meaning. Timestamps: radio background, Rudyard Kipling - "Wireless" (1902) (0:00) Margaret Penrose - "The Radio Girls of Roselawn; or, A Strange Message from the Air" (1922) (27:21) Theodore Sturgeon - "Ether Breather" (1939) (1:01:31) Bibliography: Coe, Lewis - "Wirelss Radio, A Brief History", 1996 Music: "Telegraph Polka" (interlude 2) composed by Charles Voss, 1900
October 28, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 20.1: The Electric Telegraph
Containing matters pertaining to that excellent Signalling Device which most nobly Sounded in a New Age of Communication, approaching thus the Speed of Light, with vars. Applications from the Military to the Personal. Timestamps: introduction, history of the telegraph and telephone (0:00) Selections from "Lighting Flashes and Electric Dashes": (1877) (18:39) - Charles Barnard - "Kate - An Electro-mechanical Romance" - Ralph Pope - "$1,000 Reward — My Foot Race with a Telegram" - Henry Van Hoevenbergh - "Into the Jaws of Death, A Telegraph Operator's Story" Henry James - "In the Cage" (1898) (50:29) Clarín - "Goodbye, Lamb!" (1893) (1:31:32) Bibliography: Coe, Lewis - "The Telegraph, A History of Morse's Invention and its Predecessors in the United States", 1993 Estreich, Bob - "Antonio Meucci", Bob's Old Phones, Goble, Mark - "Beautiful circuits: modernism and the mediated life", 2010 Goble, Mark - "Wired Love: Pleasure at a Distance in Henry James and Others", ELH (English Literary History), Volume 74, Number 2, Summer 2007 Gregory's Mechanics - "History of the Telegraph", 1828 Liffen, John - "The Introduction of the Electric Telegraph in Britain, a Reappraisal of the Work of Cooke and Wheatstone", The International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology, Volume 80, Number 2, Jul. 2010 "Lightning Flashes and Electric Dashes", 1877 edition "Lightning Flashes and Electric Dashes", 1882 edition Otis, Laura Christine - "Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth Century", 2001 Schwantes, Benjamin Sidney Michael - "The Train And The Telegraph: A Revisionist History", 2019 Schöberlein, Stefan - "Call Me Maybe: Telephonic Romances and the Female Voice, 1880–1920", American Literary Realism, Volume 51, Number 1, Fall 2018 Schöberlein, Stefan - "Tapping the Wire: A Telegraphic Discourse", American Literature, Volume 88, Number 2, June 2016 Music and poetry: "Postal Telegraph Quick Service March" (interlude 1) composed by J. Adler, 1894. "By Telegraph" (interlude 3), anonymous, from "Lightning Flashes and Electric Dashes"
October 27, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 19.3: Edwin Abbott Abbott - "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" (1884)
Concerning life in two Dimensions and how its Residents hitherto conduct their Lives. Timestamps: excerpt from chapter 16 - a reading (0:00) background/summary/discussion (3:04) excerpt from chapter 19 - a reading (27:30) summary/discussion continues (38:30)
October 01, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 19.2: Five Brief Theorems
Containing Matters which pertain to Brevity in approaching vars. Aspects of the mathematical Discipline, including novel Solutions to Problems, ethical Concerns and Methods of Discovery.  Timestamps: Edward Page Mitchell - "The Tachypomp" (1874) (0:00) Henry A. Hering - "Silas P. Cornu's Dry Calculator" (1898) (17:03) Mary E. Wilkins Freeman - "An Old Arithmetician" (1885) (35:25) Nikolai Georgievich Mikhailovsky - "The Genius" (1901) (1:03:10) Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer - "The Sirdar's Chess-Board" (1885) (1:18:06) Bibliography: Carper, Steve. Flying Cars and Food Pills. commentary on "Silas Cornu's Dry Calculator". Fundamental Electronic Library. "Garin, N." (in Russian) Garin, Mikhailovsky, N.G. "Collected works in five volumes." (in Russian) Gorky, Maxim. "About Garin Mikhailovsky" (in Russian) Kasman, Alex. "The Sirdar's Chess Board" Kaylin, Jeff. Works of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.
September 30, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 19.1: Mathematics and 'Pataphysics
Concerning Matters related to the Foundational system of Mathematics and its recent Progressions, with a Focus on the Science of Imaginary Solutions. Timestamps: introduction, mathematics background (0:00) Alfred Jarry biography and background (9:12) Alfred Jarry - "Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician" (1898) (23:01) Bibliography:  Fell, Jill. "Alfred Jarry" (2010) Ford, Mark. "The King of Charisma", The New York Review, May 10, 2012. Glenn, Josh. "Radium Age (Proto-)Sci-fi: 100 Best" Kasman, Alex. Mathematican Fiction: Shattuck, Roger and Taylor, Simon Watson. Introduction and notes to "Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician", Exact Change (1996) Struik, Dirk J. Struik. "Concise History of Mathematics, Volume II: The Seventeenth Century - The Nineteenth Century" (1948)
September 29, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 18.3: Arthur Conan Doyle - "The Maracot Deep" (1928-29)
In which the ancient lost City related by Plato is Discovered by means of Ingenuity and Explored by means of the Spirit. Timestamps: background, plot summary (0:00) general discussion (33:31) Bibliography: The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia: "Complete Works"
September 03, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 18.2: Oshikawa Shunrō - "The Undersea Warship: A Fantastic Tale of Island Adventure" (1900)
In which the Ascent of the Rising Sun is marked by the Descent of the Lightning. Timestamps: background, plot summary (0:00) general discussion, adaptations (46:12) Bibliography: Blackwood, T. "Bushido Baseball? Three 'Fathers' and the Invention of a Tradition". Social Science Japan Journal, Vol. 11, issue 2, 2008. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, "Oshikawa Shunrō" Matthew, Robert. "Japanese Science Fiction: A View of a Changing Society", 1989 Tama Cemetery, bio of Kiyoshi Oshikawa (in Japanese)
September 02, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 18.1: The Submarine and Jules Verne
Concerning Matters pertaining to Submersible carriages most oft used in the Destruction of vars. Vessels hitherto consigned to Float, including the History of such, in Addition to a most Celebrated figure deigning to Conduct himself in a matter most contrast to the expected Behaviors of the Overworld. Timestamps: introduction, submarine history (0:00) Jules Verne - "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A World Tour Underwater" (1869-70), background, book one plot summary/discussion (10:20)  book two plot summary/discussion (54:06) general discussion (1:19:00) Bibliography: Bradbury, Ray. introduction to "20000 Leagues Under the Sea", Bantam, 1962. Butcher, William. introduction to and notes to "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas", Oxford World's Classics, 1998. Horton, Edward. "The Illustrated History of the Submarine", 1974 Keeline, James D. "Jules Verne, Bracebridge Hemyng, AND Edward Stratemeyer: A Case of Nineteenth-Century Plagiarism", Dime Novel Roundup Feb. 1997,
September 02, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 17.2: Rudyard Kipling's Aerial Board of Control
Concerning matters pertaining to the oft-repeated Philosophy of "Transportation is Civilisation" and the divers affects such a Speculation may be permitted to induce towards Society as a whole. Timestamps: Rudyard Kipling biography/background (0:00) Rudyard Kipling - "With the Night Mail" (1905) (23:32) Rudyard Kipling - "As Easy as A.B.C." (1912) (1:00:46) Bibliography: Carrington, Charles - "Rudyard Kipling: His Life and Work" (1955) McGivering, John, notes on "As Easy as A.B.C." Kipling Society. (2012) Rowland, Marcus L. (ed) - "With The Night Mail & As Easy As A.B.C.", by Rudyard Kipling, Forgotten Futures ed. Stoddard, William H. - "Every Crowd is Crazy: Kipling’s Political Theme in As Easy as A.B.C". Prometheus, Newsletter of the LFS, Vol. 29, No. 4, Summer, 2011
July 30, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 17.1: George Griffith - "The Angel of the Revolution" (1893)
Containing henceforth the Continuation of the previous Installment pertaining to Aerial Navigation, in which vars. Military applications are considered, including the Application of a clandestine Society, whose Rosters enjoy an incredibly large Membership. Timestamps: introduction, George Griffith biography (0:00) plot summary/discussion, beginning - chapter 19 (10:02) plot summary/discussion, chapter 20 - end (1:04:18) Bibliography: Apocalist Book Club. "Olga Romanoff or The Syren of the Skies by George Griffith" McLean, Steven. introduction to "Angel of the Revolution", Victorian Secrets reprinting, 2012.
July 29, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 16.3: Herrmann Lang - "The Air Battle" (1859)
In which the sophisticated Saharans take a great Interest in the barbaric English (for what Reason is not altogether Clear). Timestamps: the Herrmann Lang authorship mystery (0:00) plot summary (17:27) general discussion (1:27:06) Bibliography: Bleiler, Everett F. - "Science Fiction: The Early Years: A Full Description of More Than 3,000 Science Fiction Stories" Heckethorn, Charles William - "Lincoln's Inn fields and the localities adjacent" Suvin, Darko - "Narrative Logic, Ideological Domination, and the Range of Science Fiction: A Hypothesis with a Historical Test"
July 02, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 16.2: H.G. Wells - "The War in the Air" (1908)
In which an ordinary Fellow finds himself Swept Up in an extraordinary Conflict (which has the unfortunate Resolution to be the End of Life as we Know It) Timestamps: background, plot summary (0:00) general discussion (1:05:09) Bibliography: Berghahn, Volker R. - "Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950" Emmerson, Charles - "1913: In search of the world before the great war" Sherborne, Michael - "H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life "
June 30, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 16.1: The Aeroplane: An introduction, a history, and a reading
Containing matters which pertain to that wonderful Phenomenon most-oft referred to as Flight, in which through the aid of vars. Devices (including those both of a composition of Lesser and Greater Density than its surrounding Medium), humanity is Raised into the Heavens (though it May be a cause of Concern of what happens when It gets there). Timestamps: A reading of Hans Christian Andersen - "In a Thousand Years" (1852) (0:00) Introduction, flight history (7:39) Bibliography: Jarrett, Philip (ed.) - "Pioneer Aircraft: Early Aviation Before 1914"
June 30, 2021
Chrononauts Bonus Episode 2: An Additional Assessment
Conserning Matters pertaining to the Works previously Discussed, in which an Attempt is made to Numerically sort by Quality (and Henceforth the Reverse Likewise), a Sketch of the Immediacy is constructed (though, perhaps, in a rather obtuse Fashion), and matters irrelevant to the Programme.
June 18, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.11: Nictzin Dyalhis - "When the Green Star Waned" (1925)
In which an Interplanetary Alliance confronts an Intradimensional Force.
June 07, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.10: Miguel de Unamuno - "Mechanopolis" (1913)
In which a fully mechanized City teaches a partickular Human how to Love his own Kind.
June 06, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.9: Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford - "The Ray of Displacement" (1903)
In which the Ability to Conceal oneself and pass betwixt the Atoms of Terrestrial and Heavenly Matter is made Available. Bibliography: Holloway, Laura Carter. "The Woman's Story: As Told by Twenty American Women" 
June 06, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.8: L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace - "Where the Air Quivered" (1898)
In which one of Our World's major Religions employs Assassination by Novel Methods.
June 05, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.7: Jagadish Chandra Bose - "Runaway Cyclone" (1896/1921)
In which Our Corporate Sponsors divert a catastrophic Tempest in a most amusing Fashion. Bibliography: Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva. Notes on translation of "Runaway Cyclone". Mahanti, Subodh. Vigyan Prasar Science Portal: Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose.
June 05, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.6: Charles Epheyre - "Professor Bakermann's Microbe" (1890)
Containing a moral Caution regarding the development Biological Weapons, with a Fair consideration given to the Ethical Mode.
June 04, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.5: J.-H. Rosny - "Tornadres" (1888)
Describing that Which is Descending from the Heavens (whither this Cosmological Construction be of a Divine or Alien nature is Unclear)
June 04, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.4: Nilo María Fabra - "Teitan the Proud - Tale of Things to Come" (1895)
In which Saturn gives Thought to the Devourment of his Child for perhaps the Second time (though we may Suggest that his Dress be far more Genteel than the Excellent Mr. Goya depicts) Bibliography: Garcia-Siino, Leimar. "Recovered texts: Two newly translated 19th spanish science fiction stories". Hélice: Reflexiones Críticas Sobre Ficción Especulativa, June 2013, vol. 2, no. 2. Schneider, Ingrid-Schulze. "From Dictatorship to Democracy", in "The Globalization of News", (eds. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Terhi Rantanen)
June 03, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.3: Clarín - "Future Story" (1892)
In which a curious Case of Heliophobia reveals the Location of Paradise (which we shall Note is the very same Garden of Eden of the Bible) Bibliography: Garcia-Siino, Leimar. "Recovered texts: Two newly translated 19th spanish science fiction stories". Hélice: Reflexiones Críticas Sobre Ficción Especulativa, June 2013, vol. 2, no. 2. Gullón, Germán. "Biografía de Leopoldo Alas «Clarín»".
June 03, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.2: Robert W. Chambers - "The Repairer of Reputations" (1895)
Containing matters in Which Malevolent Works Manifest in militarized Manhattan.
June 03, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 15.1: Ten Steps on the Quest for Genre: Introduction and a history of the magazine
Containing matters pertaining to Fiction of a not altogether Lengthy Volume in which the Origins of the Serialized Periodical are Examined with a partickular Focus on those Engage in the Printing of Genre Works, concluding in the Temporal Space which Occupies the Predescent to the Naming Event of the Genre. Bibliography: Ashley, Mike - Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950 Moskowitz, Sam (ed.) - Science Fiction by Gaslight: A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines, 1891-1911
June 03, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 14: The Interplanetary Gnosis, part 2: Out of the Silent Planet
Containing the Continuation and the Conclusion to the Previous Installment in Which the nature of the Divinity is revealed to the Reader with respect to the Cosmology of the Heavens, in addition to divers topics on Linguistics, Morality and Empire, the latter of Which will no doubt be Comfortable in the Drawing Room of Mr. Wells.  Timestamps: intro, biography of C.S. Lewis, background to "Out of the Silent Planet" (1938) (0:00) C.S. Lewis - "Out of the Silent Planet" (1938) - plot summary (15:41) C.S. Lewis - "Out of the Silent Planet" (1938) - general discussion (1:03:09) Bibliography: Downing, David C. "Planets in peril: a critical study of C.S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy", 1992 Edwards, Bruce L. "C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy", 2007 Green, Roger Lancelyn and Hooper, Walter. "C.S. Lewis: a biography", 1963 Hart, Dabney Adams. "Through the Open Door: A New Look at C.S. Lewis", 2010 Poe, Harry Lee. "Becoming C. S. Lewis: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis, 1898-1918", 2019 Schwartz, Sanford. "C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy", 2009
May 08, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 13: The Interplanetary Gnosis, part 1: A Voyage to Arcturus
Containing a Portion which Constitutes the First in partickular Duality of a Series of two Bipartites that Relate a Comparison of wonderful Voyages to vars. distant Worlds, the Spiritual (which in This Case it should derive more from the Gnosis than the Protestant) constitution, and its far Influence (though it may be Suggested that the Financial Shareholders of the Publisher were not altogether Pleased). Timestamps: introduction, biography of David Lindsay, background on "A Voyage to Arcturus" (1920) (0:00) David Lindsay - "A Voyage To Arcturus" (1920) - plot summary (14:48) David Lindsay - "A Voyage To Arcturus" (1920) - general discussion (1:43:13) Bibliography: Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic. "Celebrating the Centenary of 'A Voyage to Arcturus'" Hume, Kathryn "Visionary Allegory in David Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus", The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Vol. 77, No. 1, Jan., 1978 Rabkin, Eric S. "Conflation of Genres and Myths in David Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus", The Journal of Narrative Technique, Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring, 1977 Wolfe, Gary K. "David Lindsay", 1982
May 07, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 12: The Spiritualist Revelation
Concerning matters pertaining to that great Movement of Divine Reform known as Spiritualism, orginating from those Excellent Fox Sisters from the Splendid Upstate New York, in which Contact had been made with the Dead in a most Useful fashion that (as We shall see) spread Hither with must Haste across the Country and the Philosophies and Theologies and Phenomena of Such manifest themselves into fictional Narratives in which a balance between Hallucination, the Sciences and Religion is Struck. Timestamps: An introduction to Spiritualism (0:00) Leopoldo Lugones - "An Inexplicable Phenomenon" (1906) (28:54) Leopoldo Lugones - "The Psychon" (1906) (41:17) Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg - "The Marvelous Voyage of Mr. Nic-Nac" (1875-76) (50:48) Marie Corelli - "A Romance of Two Worlds" (1886) (1:37:13) Bibliography: Ayres, Brenda and Maier, Sarah E. (Eds.)  "Reinventing Marie Corelli for the Twenty-First Century" (2019) Bennett, Bridget - "Transatlantic Spiritualism and Nineteenth-Century American Literature" (2007) Braude, Ann - "Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America" (1989) Carr, Kent "Miss Marie Corelli" (1901) Doyle, Arthur Conan - "The History of Spiritualism, Vol. I and II" (1926) Ferguson, Christine - "Determined Spirits: Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848–1930" (2012) Ferreira, Rachel Haywood - "The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction" (2011) Kontou, Tatiana and Willburn, Sarah - "The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult" (2012) McGarry, Molly - "Ghosts of futures past: spiritualism and the cultural politics of nineteenth-century America" (2008) Nevins, Jess - "The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana" 2nd ed. (2019) Page, Joanna - "Science Fiction in Argentina: Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse";rgn=div1;view=fulltext;xc=1 Salmonson, Jessica Amanda - "Marie Corelli and her Occult Tales" (1998), Victorian Web,
April 08, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 11: The Mesmeric Trance
Containing Facts, Experiments and Matters conserning that wonderful Science of Mesmerism (Of which We do prefer Animal Magnetism as Classification in Strong Preference to the Vulgate Hypnotism) of which Demonstrations are presented through the Northern and Southern Americas (in Addition to those European Fellows) Illuminating Delightlful Portraits of Inheritance and Clarevoyanse. Timestamps: A reading of Percy Shelley - "The Magnetic Lady to Her Patient" (1822) (0:00)  an introduction to Mesmerism (4:33) Edgar Allan Poe - "Mesmeric Revelation" (1844) (43:43) Edgar Allan Poe - "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" (1845) (58:34) Edgar Allan Poe - "Tale of the Ragged Mountains" (1844) (1:15:55) Juana Manuela Gorriti - "He Who Listens May Hear — To His Regret: Confidence of a Confidence" (1865) (1:26:40) Juana Manuela Gorriti - "Herbs and Pins" (1876) (1:46:37) Arthur Conan Doyle - "The Parasite" (1894) (1:56:49) Honoré de Balzac - "Ursule Mirouët" (1841) (2:47:02) Bibliography: Baker, William D., Jr - "The influence of mesmerism in nineteenth century American literature" Binet and Ferre - "Animal Magnetism" Darnton, Robert - "Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France" Ferreira, Rachel Haywood - "The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction" Gregory, William - "Animal magnetism or, Mesmerism and its phenomena" Masiello, Francine - introduction and notes to "Dreams and Realities, selected fiction of Juana Manuela Gorriti"  Sandford, Christopher - "The Man who Would be Sherlock - The Real Life Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle" Stashower, Daniel - "Teller of Tales - The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle" Willis, Martin and Wynne, Catherine - "Victorian Literary Mesmerism"
March 11, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 10: The Feminist Utopia and the Anti-feminist Dystopia
Containing matters Conserning those deliberate Constructions of vars. Societies which are most frequently (though not altogether Always we may discover) considered Utopias, in partickular chuzing to focus on Those relating to the Subject of Women's Rights, in which many delightful Dreams, Adventures, Philosophies, and the Reactions hitherto are explored. Timestamps: introduction, Margaret Cavendish - "The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World" (1666) (0:00) Mary Griffith - "Three Hundred Years Hence" (1836) (46:06) Annie Denton Cridge - "Man's Rights; Or, How Would You Like It?" (1870) (1:19:40) Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain - "Sultana's Dream" (1905) (1:50:11) Anna Bowman Dodd - "The Republic of the Future: or, Socialism a Reality" (1887) (2:04:33) Two Women of the West - "Unveiling a Parallel: A Romance" (1893) (2:31:34) Charlotte Perkins Gilman - "Herland" (1915) (3:12:38) Bibliography of works cited: Calvin, Ritch. Feminist Science Fiction and Feminist Epistemology: Four Modes  Chalmers, Hero. "Dismantling the myth of 'mad madge': the cultural context of Margaret Cavendish's authorial self-presentation". Women's Writing, 4:3, 323-340, 1997 Cox, Robt. "A Spontaneous Flow: The Geological Contributions of Mary Griffith, 1772-1846". Earth Sciences History (1993)  Kessler, Carol Farley, ed. Daring to dream : Utopian fiction by United States women before 1950.  Lilley, Kate. Introduction to "The Blazing World", Penguin, 2014 ed. Pepys, Samuel. Diary, 1667 Ockerbloom, Mary Mark. A Celebration of Women Writers. Parrington, Vernon L. American Dreams: A Study of American Utopias  Pfaelzer, Jean. The Utopian Novel in America 1886–1896: The Politics of Form Pohl, Nicole. "'Of Mixt Natures': Questions of Genre in Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World", , in "A princely brave woman: essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle", ed. Stephen Clucas Purdy, Lillian M.  "Mary Griffith’s Three Hundred Years Hence: Utopia, Women, and Marriage". The American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 22 November 2018 Sarasohn, Lisa T. The Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish: Reason and Fancy during the Scientific Revolution Sargent, Lyman Tower. British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985: An Annotated Chronological Bibliography Schlosser, Lise Mae. "Mrs. Dalloway and the Duchess: Virginia Woolf Reads and Writes Margaret Cavendish", Literature Compass, 2008, no 5  Smith, Becca C. Forgotten Female Fiction: Two Women of the West. Vanguard. At International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals. Walters, Lisa. Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Science and Politics For a list of Gilman studies, see the helpful list at
February 11, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 9: The Hollow Earth, part 2: Adventures at the Center
Containing matters which Extend those contained in the previous Episode, chuzing to Focus on matters of Adventure of great Delight, in which vars Persons engage in Journeys of Leisure, as well as for Profit, and in an unexpected Fashion, the nature of the mysterious Identity of the Goode Captain Adam Seaborn is discussed, the Conclusions of which may surprize the Listener, as they are in no Accordance with contemporary electromechanical Analyses of such. Timestamps: The "Symzonia" authorship question (0:00) Edward Page Mitchell - "The Inside of the Earth: A Big Hole through the Planet from Pole to Pole" (1876) (48:48) Jules Verne - "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864) (56:47) Edgar Rice Burroughs - "At the Earth's Core" (1912) (2:05:01) Bibliography: Chaplow, L.I. "Tales of a Hollow Earth". University of Canterbury. 2011  Collins, Paul. "A Quest to Discover America’s First Science-Fiction Writer". New Yorker, Nov 2020. Eder, Maciej. "Does Size Matter? Authorship Attribution, Small Samples, Big Problem",  Digital Humanities, 2010 Janke, Karen L. and Dill, Emily. "New shit has come to light: Information seeking behavior in The Big Lebowski". The Journal of Popular Culture, 2010.  Juola, Patrick. "The Rowling Case: A Proposed Standard Analytic Protocol for Authorship Questions" Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Vol. 30, Supplement 1, 2015 Lang, Hans-Joachim and Lease, Benjamin. "The Authorship of Symzonia: The Case for Nathaniel Ames", The New England Quarterly, Vol. 48, No. 2 (Jun., 1975) The Literary Gazette; or, Journal of Criticism, Science and the Arts." Review of Symzonia: A Voyage of Discovery". 1(1): 6–8. 1821.  Miller, Marion. “The Theory of Concentric Spheres” (1947) The North American Review. "Review of Symzonia, a Voyage of Discovery by Captain Adam Seaborn". Vol. 13, No. 32 (Jul., 1821), pp. 134-143, 254 O'Brien, Frank Michael. The Story of The Sun: New York, 1833–1918 (1918)  Standish, David. "Hollow Earth : the Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth’s Surface". 2006 Yost, Michelle Kathryn. "American Hollow Earth Narratives From the 1820s to 1920". University of Liverpool. 2013
January 14, 2021
Chrononauts Episode 8: The Hollow Earth, part 1: Preliminary Drillings
Concerning Matters pertaining to the Geological construct of a Number of solid Concentrick Spheres which hitherto have been Bound within the Confines of the Earth, and the Entrances to such may be found amongst the Many caves and Caverns stretched across our Great Globe, as well as the Notion that the Poles (at this time it does not matter Which, and has even been Speckulated that there are, in fact, Four, that is, Twice the Number of the Two usually Perceived), and of the Societies, Creatures and Beings found within the Depths, which We shall see greatly varies in Terms of the overall Qualities and Character. Timestamps: introduction (0:00) Ludvig Holberg - "Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground" (1741) (16:36) authorship disputed - "Symzonia: A Voyage of Discovery" (1820) (50:47) Edward Bulwer-Lytton - "The Coming Race" (1871) (1:48:26) Bibliography: Standish, David. "Hollow Earth : the Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth’s Surface". 2006
December 17, 2020
Chrononauts Episode 7: Automata
Containing matters to Persons or Devices Automated to perform those various Tasks, sometimes of a Benign Nature, representing the delightful Performances of wonderful Music and Dances, the pulling, transportation and otherwise Safeguarding of various Precious Metals, and Others of a Gravely serious Tone, manifested in the Unconsented imitation of Humanity itself for Purposes divers though with Most having a Tendency to be rooted, that is Originating, in the Mode of the Unethical.  Timestamps: E.T.A Hoffmann - "The Automata" (1814) (00:00) Edward S. Ellis - "The Steam Man of the Prairies" (1868) (19:50) Florence McLandburgh - "The Automaton Ear" (1876) (53:18) Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg - "Horacio Kalibang or the Automata" (1879) (1:11:47) Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste, comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam - "Tomorrow's Eve" (1886) (1:32:17) Bibliography: Ferreira, Rachel Haywood. "The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction." 2011 Nickels and Dimes. Northern Illinois University Libraries.
November 19, 2020
Chrononauts Bonus Episode 1: Initial reflections
Containing matters pertaining to the Programme Itself, including Discussions of Omissions (both by Design and by Circumstance), potential Avenues of exploration in the Future, and Works Most Enjoyed up to this partickular point in Time. Bibliography: Roberts, Adam. "The History of Science Fiction" 2016
November 04, 2020
Chrononauts Episode 6: The Temporal Traveller
Containing matters related to that Quaternary Dimension, most frequently referred to by Mathematicians and Scholars as Time (though We dare suggest it has other Names in other locations on its own Axis), including transportation by Magickal means, a reflection of the Instrument recursively pushing forward its Influence on the World it Measures, three Journeys encapsulated in vars. Vessels, and concluding with an unfortunate Retraction. Timestamps: Introduction, general discussion of time and time travel (0:00) unknown author(s) - "Urashima Tarō" (8th - 15th c folklore) (35:50) Edward Page Mitchell - "The Clock that Went Backward" (1881) (51:20) Enrique Lucio Eugenio Gaspar y Rimbau - "El Anacronópete" (1887) (1:21:43) H.G. Wells - "The Time Machine" (1895) (2:27:56) H.G. Wells - "The Chronic Argonauts" (1888) (3:12:39) Bibliography: Aldiss, Brian and Wingrove, David. "Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction". 1986 Gleick, James. "Time Travel: A History". 2016 Main, Michael. Translation of "El Anacronópete". Molina-Galivan, Yolanda and Bell, Andrea L. Introduction to "The Time Ship: A Chrononautical Journey" Wesleyan University. 2012
October 22, 2020
Chrononauts Episode 5: Selenomania!
Containing several incidents of Selenomania, that partickular Moon Madness which has so captivated the Minds and Pens of Authors since the Ancient Times, including the early works of Messers Verne and Wells, considered by Many to be the Greatest and Most Influential voices in the beginnings of the Science Fiction genre in that excellent nineteenth Century, as well as several shorter Works spanning the scientific and the pseudoscientific, as well as a brief Sketch of that wonderful invention Radio, which we hope does not incense the Appreciators of our Goode Balkan Friend. Timestamps: Introduction, Edgar Allan Poe - "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall" (1835), Richard Locke - "The Great Moon Hoax" (1835) (0:00) Jules Verne - "From the Earth to the Moon" (1865), "Around the Moon" (1869) (22:44) H.G. Wells - "The First Men in the Moon" (1901) (1:00:56) Konstantin Tsiolkovsky - "On the Moon" (1893) (2:19:24) Bibliography: Butcher, William. "Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography". 2006 Carlson, Bernard. "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age". 2015 Sherborne, Michael. "H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life". 2010 White, Thomas H. "Nikola Tesla: The Guy Who DIDN'T 'Invent  Radio'". 2012.
September 23, 2020
Chrononauts Episode 4: Ten Steps on the Quest for the Ideal
Containing discussions of ten individual Stories, represented by Eight authors, concerning three Modes of the Ideal; the First encapsulating Sketches of the Mad Scientist, pursued thither in Grains granulating on the Gradient from the Coarse to the Refined; the Second presenting an Understanding and an Excitement of Sound, Music, Acoustics and Art; and the Third in the preaching of Doomsday in the Russian Orthodox tradition, in which a passionate Defense of the Character of Constance Garnett is offered by one of the Hosts (though Whom at this Time we will not say), which may surprize the Listener. Timestamps: The First Steps: The Mad Scientist's Miscellany Introduction, background on Nathaniel Hawthorne (0:00) Nathaniel Hawthorne - "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" (1837) (16:11) Nathaniel Hawthorne - "Rappacini's Daughter" (1844) (27:16) E.T.A. Hoffman - "The Sandman" (1816) (46:38) Fitz-James O'brien - "The Diamond Lens" (1858) (1:18:46) The Second Steps: Acoustical Resonations James Davenport Whelpley - "The Atoms of Chladni" (1860) (1:42:55) Honoré de Balzac - "Gambara" (1837) (2:12:40) The Third Steps: Russian Doomsday Semyon Dyachkov - "A Trip to the Moon in a Wonderful Machine With a Description of the Countries There, Customs and Various Rarities" (1844) (2:42:40) Dmitry Sigov - "Journey to the Sun and the Planet Mercury and All the Visible and Invisible Worlds " (1832), and "The Talk of Moscow Citizens about the Comet of 1832" (1832) (2:55:54) Vladimir Odoevsky - "The Year 4338: The Petersburg Letters" (3:15:14) Bibliography: Boczkowska, Kornelia. "Space exploration in 20th century American and Soviet literature and art". Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu 2015
August 26, 2020
Chrononauts Episode 3: The Mummy from Star Psi!
Containing two Works filling the Interval Of Time between the Excellent Lady Mary Shelley and the equally Good Frenchman Jules Verne, the Former consisting of Reanimation through means of Electricity, A Civil War in Spain, Exquisite and Novel Devices, and a not insignificant Number of Humorous Dialog, the Latter consisting of Alien Civilizations, their Poetry, Prose and Drama. Timestamps: Jane Webb - "The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century" (1827) 0:00 C.I. Defontenay - "Star ou Psi de Cassiopée" (1854) 40:50
August 04, 2020
Chrononauts Episode 2: Mary Shelley
Containing Matters concerning the Works and Life of Mary Shelley, that exceptional Individual whose series of Published Novels in the Gothic Fashion are considered by Some (and revered by Others) to encompass the Inceptual Origin of the Emergent Progression of Tropes of the Genre of Science Fiction, in Partickular the oft-staged Frankenstein, that through its Persistence is completely doubtlessly thoroughly and without Question, Embedded in the thinking Spheres of our Arts and Cultures, that is, Well-Known, and the hither to obscured and suppressed Last Man, in which its delightful Ruminations dutifully serve (as best We can hope Them to) to provide and deliver henceforth the Reader with a series of Portraits illustrating the Depths, Souls and Feelings of many noted Poets, both considering between the Modality of the Verbal and the Modality of the Mathematickal. Timestamps: Introductions, Mary Shelley - "Frankenstein" (1818) - 0:00 Mary Shelley - "The Last Man" (1826) - 45:01 Richard Brinsley Peake  - "Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein" (1823) and film adaptations - 1:17:26
June 30, 2020
Chrononauts Episode 1: The Imaginary Traveller
Containing extensive Discussions of the Imaginary Traveller, the  Literary Trope which Some consider antecedent to the Genre of Science  Fiction (while Others Still, however, do not altogether), with the  Beginning commencing forth from Their first known Appearance in the  Greek Tongue, the Progression of Their Voyage to the Middle Era,  continuing with Their Explorations during the Reformed and Enlightened  Times, and concluding with a Preview of the next Episode. -------------------- Opening Theme, Antiquity and Lucian's "A True Story" (150) (0:00) The Middle ages: Dante's "Divine Comedy" (1308-20) and "Arabian Nights" (800-1300) (23:13) Johannes Kepler's "Somnium" (1608) (32:44) Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis" (1628) (42:19) Francis Godwin's "The Man in the Moone" (1638) (49:41) Cyrano de Bergerac's "Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon" (1657) and "The States and Empires of the Sun" (1662) (56:23) Voltaire's "Micromegas" (1752), outro and preview for next episode (1:11:08)
June 02, 2020
Chrononauts Episode 0: Introductions, Genre and Scope
Containing an Introduction to the Series, in which the Listener is acquainted with the Character of the Hosts, with numerous Discussions on matters concerning Genre, History, Fiction, Literature, the Natural Sciences, and with the Conclusion of which containing a Preview of the subsequent Episode. Books referenced, on Goodreads: "Foundation", by Isaac Asimov (USA, 1951) : "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court", by Mark Twain: "The Martian Chronicles", by Ray Bradbury (USA, 1950): "Fahrenheit 451", by Ray Bradbury (USA, 1953): "Kaleidoscope", by Ray Bradbury (USA, 1951): "The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith: A Vintage from Atlantis" (USA, 1926-61): "The Once and Future King", by T.H. White (UK. 1958): "The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick", by Philip K. Dick (USA, 2011): "Ubik", by Philip K. Dick (USA, 1969): "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus", by Mary Shelley (UK, 1818): "Dune", by Frank Herbert (USA, 1965): "Rendezvous with Rama", by Arthur C. Clarke (UK, 1973): "Childhood's End", by Arthur C. Clarke (UK, 1953): "As I Lay Dying", by William Faulkner (USA, 1930): "The Collected Stories of William Faulkner" (USA, 1950): "Gormenghast" novels, by Mervyn Peake (UK, 1946-59): "Ender's Game", by Orson Scott Card (USA, 1985): "New Worlds: An Anthology", edited by Michael Moorcock (vars., 1965-95) (content from the infamous "new-wave" oriented zine: "Voyage of the Space Beagle", by A.E. Van Vogt (CAN, 1950): "The Mote in God's Eye", by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (USA, 1974): "Hyperion", by Dan Simmons (USA, 1989): "The Canterbury Tales", by Geoffrey Chaucer (Kingdom of England, 1387-1400): Facebook Groups: Offbeat: B-movies, Cult, Grindhouse, Old-school Facebook group: Science Fiction Facebook Group: Films: "Cat Women of the Moon" "The Black Hole", Misc: Arthur C. Clarke's essay "Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination", from which "Clarke's Law" is derived: Morbid Angel:
May 31, 2020