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Take science fiction!

Take science fiction!

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    • Want to take a Science Fiction course this fall? What: 83462 ENGL 3999 When: Fall 2010; W 5:30-8pm Who: Dr. Gerald Lucas More: http://litmuse.net/ Science Fiction This section of Special Topics (ENGL 3999) will explore the genre of science fiction from the Possible Authors and Works late nineteenth century to the present in short and long fiction. Much of humanity’s hopes • Philip K. Dick and fears about its relationship with the universe is explored by the various writers known for • Jack McDevitt their work in science fiction. Science fiction also considers humanity’s responses to changes • Bruce Sterling in the level of science and technology. This class will consider science fiction as located • William Gibson historically and attempt to relate culturally texts that explore, discover, learn, by means of • Arthur C. Clarke projection, extrapolation, analogue, hypothesis-and-paper-experimentation, something about • Alice Sheldon the nature of the universe, of humanity, of “reality.” Cyberpunk, world building, gender, • J. G. Ballard cyborgs, robots, space travel, aliens, war, time travel, mad computers, and other similar • Stanislaw Lem subjects will fall under the purview of the course. Talk to your advisor to see if this course will • Isaac Asimov work for you. • Harlan Ellison • Neal Stephenson “Science fiction is that branch of literature that deals • Octavia Butler • And others . . . with human responses to changes in the level of science and technology.” —Isaac Asimov DR. GERALD LUCAS • msc@grlucas.net For more information: http://litmuse.net/