Michael D.C. Drout | English | Recorded Books | ISBN-10: 1419388754
(This is another reason libraries are EXCELLENT! Lately my local libraries that subscribe to netlibrary.com offer this audiobook NOW in ipod-friendly MP3 form!! Maybe yours does too!)
Excellent survey of SF. It was a delight to listen to such a well done, scholarly, treatment of Science Fiction. Drout takes it seriously and really knows his stuff. It was a pleasure to listen to a lecture and learn AND know so much about the topic (even more than he in a few rare instances) at the same time. I'd love to talk to him about things he doesn't cover like franchise fiction (media tie-ins) and series books that he doesn't cover. Highly recommended.