Science Fiction, Part II (Spring 2013)

Science Fiction, Part II (Spring 2013)

What does it mean to be human? Are we alone? What wonders or terrors will tomorrow hold? Join award-winning scholar Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she explores the ways in which the literature of science fiction over time has asked the question: “What if?” This course will consider the development of the genre from the emergence of the New Wave in the 1960s to today, with an eye toward how the great works and movements within science fiction both reflect the concerns and attitudes of their time and imagine beyond them. Discover why author Ray Bradbury said that science fiction reflects “the history of our civilization birthing itself.”

Taught By

Professor Amy H. Sturgis


Course Schedule

Science Fiction, Part II (Spring 2013)

Book List

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson
The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell
Genesis - Bernard Beckett

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