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G.S. Jennsen on Why She Loves Isaac Asimov: Sci-Fi Book Recommendations Podcast

Paola_Bassanese_itcher_contributorLove science fiction? Love the idea of science fiction but don’t know where to start? Well, you are in safe hands: listen to author G.S. Jennsen talk about her favourite sci-fi authors and recommend unmissable books for the newbies (like me!). By the way, did you know that G.S. Jennsen earned an honourable mention in Mel’s article on top female sci-fi writers? ~ Paola Bassanese

About G.S. Jenssen

“I’ve been a huge fan of Isaac Asimov since I was a teenager, his Foundation Series made a huge impression on me.”

G.S. Jennsen is the author of Aurora Rising, a space opera trilogy, and sci-fi short stories. Before becoming a full-time writer Jennsen was a corporate attorney, a software developer and a freelance editor. She explained that software development allowed her to tap into her creativity and rekindle her passion for writing which she had started at a young age but had abandoned during her legal career.

Jennsen said she always had a passion for space and technology and had been following news, developments and latest discoveries for years while avidly reading plenty of sci-fi books.

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Backstage Gossip

I totally miscalculated the time difference when I called G.S. – so when I emailed her confirming the appointment for later in the day she replied it was already time for our call! Oops! But hey, all’s well that ends well…


Jennsen’s Book Inspirations

A Book that Made a Lasting Impression:

Cosmos (Carl Sagan, 1980)

Classic and Modern Sci-Fi Authors for Inspiration

Classic Authors:

– Isaac Asimov (especially the Foundation Series)

Arthur C. Clarke

Frank Herbert (Dune)

Ray Bradbury

Modern Authors:

Peter F. Hamilton

Alastair Reynolds

Sci-Fi Book Recommendations for Beginners:

 Neuromancer (William Gibson, 1984)

 Pandora’s Star (Peter Hamilton, 2004)

 Dune (Frank Herbert, 1965)


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I am Paola Bassanese, and I love twitter – I think in slogans! I am a contributing author at itcher mag covering mainly quirky movies that I like and that I hope you′ll like too. [n-e-x-t] I have written a few books including The Foraging Home Cook, and also write about health and lifestyle for the Huffington Post. I consider myself to be a Londoner even though I was born in Italy. I love 80s music and foreign language films, but I also enjoy going to the opera and ballet.
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