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The Penguin Podcast 2014: Extra-Terrestrial Reads Books feat Alex Scarrow, Rick Yancey and Samuel Anderson

September 19th, 2014

Episode 16 of 60 episodes

The sci-fi genre is filled with stories that look beyond our home on earth to other planets and galaxies which may, or may not, exist. As a race, we’ve developed an obsession with the idea that there are other living species out there, who want to take over our planet; why we haven’t decided they might be friendly is perhaps a reflection on us. Anyway, extra-terrestrial terror is a theme in hundreds of books, old and new.

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