How Great Science Fiction Works (TTC Video)

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How Great Science Fiction Works (TTC Video)

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In 24 captivating lectures, How Great Science Fiction Works reveals the qualities that make science fiction an enduring phenomenon that has been steadily gaining popularity. Exploring the greatest works, as well as many lesser-known yet highly influential novels and stories. Professor Wolfe begins by defining what science fiction is, and more importantly, what it is not. In distinguishing science fiction from fantasya genre with which it is frequently confusedthe key difference is that a science fiction story should be possible: things that we might actually create, places we might actually go, societies that might actually evolve, given our present understanding of reality.
24 lectures 30 minutes each, Plus a detailed 215 page PDF Course Guide included.


Lecture 1 Mary Shelley and the Birth of Science Fiction

Lecture 2 Science Fiction in the 19th Century

Lecture 3 Science Fiction Treatments of History

Lecture 4 Evolution and Deep Time in Science Fiction

Lecture 5 Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares

Lecture 6 The Rise of the Science Fiction Pulps

Lecture 7 The Golden Age of Science Fiction Stories

Lecture 8 The Spaceship as a Science Fiction Icon

Lecture 9 The Robot: From Capek to Asimov

Lecture 10 The Golden Age of the Science Fiction Novel

Lecture 11 From Mars to Arrakis: The Planet

Lecture 12 The Science Fiction Wasteland

Lecture 13 Invasions, Space Wars, and Xenocide

Lecture 14 Religion in Science Fiction

Lecture 15 Science Fictions New Wave

Lecture 16 Encounters with the Alien Other

Lecture 17 Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Lecture 18 Gender Questions and Feminist Science Fiction

Lecture 19 Cyberpunk and the 1980s

Lecture 20 The 1990s: The New Space Opera

Lecture 21 The Artifact as a Science Fiction Icon

Lecture 22 Science Fictions Urban Landscapes

Lecture 23 Science Fiction in the 21st Century

Lecture 24 The Future of Science Fiction

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