Cat Women of the Moon, the two-part documentary of science fiction and sex hosted by Sarah Hall, was on BBC Radio 4 just now. (Part 2 will be next Tuesday at 11:30 BST).
Part way through the episode, I realized that this was a prime opportunity for book recommendations, and to consider just what the show has collectively mentioned. Here, then, for your contemplation, are the books mentioned in the program for whatever reason.
The programme is now available on Listen Again.
- Nicola Griffith, Slow River
- Nicola Griffith, Ammonite
- Mike Ashley, Out of this World: Science Fiction but Not as You Know It
- Margaret Cavendish, The Blazing World
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland
- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
- Jane Webb Loudon, The Mummy, or A Tale of the Twenty-second Century
- Joanna Russ, The Female Man
- Sarah Hall, The Carhullan Army
- Geoff Ryman, The Child Garden
- George Orwell, 1984
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
- Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
- Iain M Banks, The Player of Games
- China Miéville, Perdido Street Station
- Isaac Asimov, Robot series
- Bram Stoker, Dracula (Mentioned in such a way it could be a film reference instead)
- John Christopher, Death of Grass
Also, in other media, Bladerunner, the titular movie, Cat Women of the Moon,and Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel fresco of the Creation of Man.