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TP - American Science Fiction


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TP - American Science Fiction

  1. 1. American Science Fiction
  2. 2. Science Fiction: your experience • What sci-fi stories have you read? • What sci-fi movies do you remember? Science fiction museum. Imagen de pelican en Flickr. Licencia Creative Commons by-sa.
  3. 3. What is Science Fiction? Fictional narratives that deal with the impact produced by scientific & technological advances upon human beings and society. 1954…Erik Lassig. Imagen de James Vaughan en Flickr. Licencia Creative Commons by-sa.
  4. 4. Types of Science Fiction: HARD SCIENCE FICTION: a particular emphasis on scientific accuracy and technological hardware detail Flirty Girl SBA Space Body Armor: Hands. Imagen de Edward Liu en Flickr. Licencia Creative Commons by-nc.
  5. 5. Types of Science Fiction: SOFT SCIENCE FICTION: focus on human characters and their relations and feelings, while de-emphasizing the details of technological hardware and physical laws Ray Bradbury – The Martian Chronicles. Imagen de marsmett tallahassee en Flickr. Licencia Creative Commons by-nc-sa.
  6. 6. Types of Science Fiction: SOCIAL SCIENCE FICTION: concerned less with technology and space opera and more with sociological speculation about human society Big brother. Imagen de Vince_Lamben Flickr. Licencia Creative Commons by-nc-sa.
  7. 7. Isaac Asimov (1919/20-1992) Extraída de Wikimedia Commons , en.
  8. 8. Interview
  9. 9. About his life • EARLY EDUCATION: Science fiction pulp magazines . • Science fiction fandom (1930s) • Astounding Science Fiction Big brother. Imagen de newhousedesign en Flickr. Licencia Creative Commons by-nc-sa.
  10. 10. I, Robot (1950) • ROBOT : "FORCED LABOR" • I, ROBOT (1950)—A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES Big brother. Imagen de holgalicious en Flickr. Licencia Creative Commons by-nc-sa
  11. 11. Asimov’s robots in motion pictures 9/lightbox/ es/9268093915/
  12. 12. Robbie: Plot Overview 1) How does the story open? 2) What does Gloria promise Robbie? 3) Does she fulfill her promise? Why? 4) What is Mr. Weston’s response? How does it change? 5) Which is Mr. Weston’s final plan? 6) How does the story end?
  13. 13. Match the characters to their viewpoint : 1. GRACE WESTON …is wary of technology 2. GEORGE WESTON …is entirely ignorant of the fact that Robbie is a robot 1. GLORIA WESTON …sees Robbie as a playmate.
  14. 14. Analyzing quotations: • “The little girl protested, ‘Again? I’ve told you Cinderella a million times. Aren’t you tired of it? – It’s for babies.’” (p. 7) • “It’s that robot Gloria calls Robbie. He doesn’t leave her for a moment (p. 8) • “And yet he loved his wife –and what was worst his wife knew it.” (p.10)
  15. 15. Some questions… • In what part of the story are the Three Laws of Robotics introduced? • Name some technological devices present in the story • What are the aspects that make Robbie a science fiction story?
  16. 16. Possible Themes in “Robbie” • Technophobia: confronting Frankenstein’s complex • Ethical and moral responsibility • Technology as a potential benefit to human life
  17. 17. Este obra está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons Atribución-NoComercial 3.0 Unported.