Chicago Writer Alec Nevala-Lee by The 21st published on 2018-12-20T17:55:27Z Science fiction is everywhere in 2018. Not just in the form of our favorite movies, books, or TV shows — but even in the actual technology we use in our daily lives. But the story of sci-fi goes back decades — long before films like Star Wars or 2001: A Space Odyssey. The 1930s and 40s are known as the Golden Age of science fiction. This era, and the people in it, are the subject of Chicago writer Alec Nevala Lee’s latest book. It’s called “Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction.” And what tied all of these men together is the sci-fi magazine called Astounding, which in many ways helped create the genre. Alec Nevala-Lee joined us from our studios at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.