Index and links for episode 2 of New York State of Mensa

I’m the guest on episode 2 of “New York State of Mensa,” the podcast of Greater New York Mensa, hosted by Sara London and Carmen Alexander. In the episode, we talk about science fiction, and I realized that I throw around a lot of names and titles, so I thought it’d be nice to actually list them here for those who might be interested.

Note, I wasn’t intentionally slighting anyone or any work by not mentioning them: this was an unprepared conversation, so those I mention were the names that came to mind first. And specifically, in the discussion of Mensans who write science fiction, I apologize for not being able to come up with names in the moment. Also, I’m happy to add more to this list when I remember them (or when you contact me and say “Hey, fool, you forgot to mention me!”).

Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine —
Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine —
Isaac Asimov —
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley —
Rauschenberg museum— I misspoke. It’s actually The Rosenbach,
John Campbell, Astounding/Analog
Hugo Gernsback, Amazing
Arkwright by Allen Steele —
Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt —
The Red Carnival by Susan Casper —
Up the Rainbow by Susan Casper —
Gardner Dozois —
Robert Heinlein —
Arthur Clarke —
Spider Robinson —
Lois McMaster Bujold —
Robert Sawyer —
Geoffrey Landis, “A Walk in the Sun” —
The Martian by Andy Weir —
Shariann Lewitt —
Susan Shwartz —
White Wing by “Gordon Kendall (will be re-released by Fantastic Books this spring, as by Shariann Lewitt and Susan Shwartz)
Harry Potter phenomenon —
Carren Strock —
China Mieville —

Other Mensans who write science fiction, but whose names I couldn’t come up with in the discussion, include:
Arlan Andrews —
Fran Cartier —

In addition, Sara mentioned several titles, including:
Black Mirror
Le Morte d’Arthur’Arthur
“I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” by Harlan Ellison —,_and_I_Must_Scream
“Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch” by Philip K. Dick —
Esperanza Rising
“Living It Is the Best Revenge” by Ian Randal Strock (I’ve posted an electronic version of the story; see the bottom of this page for links) —

And Carmen mentioned:
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan —
Sarah J. Maas —
Mphasis (the newsletter of Greater New York Mensa) —
Mensa Bulletin (the monthly magazine of American Mensa) —
Dr. Who

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