Heaven...No More

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For example, folks who were assigned to read highbrow literary works did better on a test called "Reading the Mind in the Eyes," which required them to look at black-and-white photographs of actors' eyes and decide what emotion the actors were expressing. TEXTS: Abbott, Flatland; Aldiss, Dracula Unbound; Amis, Time's Arrow; Anon., "Lludd and Llefelys" from the Mabinogion; Aristophanes, The Birds; Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness; Kafka, "A Common Confusion"; Landow, "And the World Became Strange: Realms of Literary Fantasy," Laszlóffy, The Heretic; Morse, "Uses of the Fantastic in Modern Irish Literature"; O'Brien, The Third Policeman; Rabe, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel; Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince; Shelley, Frankenstein; Shepard, Buried Child; Simmons, Children of the Night; Stoker, Dracula; Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle.
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Eye of God: Before the Big Bang the Kings Is

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Registration is required (and may only be available to USA residents). I do sessions on diversity themes, first contact, "the prime directive of non-interference" and the issues it raises, technology (its perils and promises), religion, sexual equality issues, environmental issues, psychological profiles of the characters, mythological themes, etc. Keith: Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War: American Science Fiction and the Roots of Postmodernism, 1946-1964. Fiction suggests a story invented and fashioned either to entertain or to deceive: clever fiction; pure fiction.
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Once Beyond a Time - A troubled family, missing child, and a

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Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, including address, telephone number and email address where the complaining party may be contacted; 5. Learn how science fiction is distinguished from - yet often confused with - other literary genres such as fantasy and horror. People have lost the ability to read and have replaced it, for most practical purposes, with the storage of information in their heads. Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, June issue.
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Dawn of All

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This course examines the connections between autobiography, political philosophy, utopian thought and politics in African-American autobiographies. In that magazine much attention was paid to literary and dramatic qualities, theme, and characterization; Campbell "discovered" and popularized many important science fiction writers, including Isaac Asimov, Frederic Brown, A. The Foundation series, most epsecially the first book in the series, has a beautiful vision of a galactic empire, doomed by probability to fail, and the preparations for what will replace it.
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Second Chance

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Atwood’s popular trilogy opens up the genre to a new audience not previously familiar with sci-fi. Thomas's anthology Dark Matter (2000), was the most important development in science fiction at the beginning of the new millennium. TEXTS: Tolkien, The Tolkien Reader; Wright (trans.), Beowulf; Green (ed.), King Arthur and His Knights; Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, RESERVE TEXTS: Kocher, Master of Middle Earth; Foster, A Guide to Middle Earth; Tyler, The New Tolkien Companion.—Charles W.
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Posh Froth Time Travel 8: Steward RI (The Klellvorq

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Science fiction films from the early 1970s explored the theme of paranoia, in which humanity is depicted as under threat from sociological, ecological or technological adversaries of its own creation, such as George Lucas 's directional debut THX 1138 ( 1971 ), The Andromeda Strain ( 1971 ), Silent Running ( 1972 ), Soylent Green ( 1973 ), Westworld ( 1973 ) and its sequel Futureworld ( 1976 ), and Logan's Run ( 1976 ). Homer is periodically claimed by critics as a skeptic about the gods; certainly Plato thought his take on them less than conducive to piety and thus to the social aspects of religion.
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Fire of God: The Dark Angel Tales

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Force fields is a popular theme in Independence Day while invisibility is also popular in Star Trek. To ensure that, they enabled people who hate the look of their faces a process of easy surgical alteration to a state of being not too beautiful or too ugly. "Harrison Bergeron" (1961) is a short story by Kurt Vonnegut that describes the life in the futuristic dystopian version of United States where all men are truly "equal". On an ungenerous island where life is hard, Misskaella, herself unattractive, discovers she has the power to pull humans from the seals cavorting in the sea.
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His Most Suitable Bride (Mills & Boon Love Inspired

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I know this is late, but for anyone out there interested in these fields for next year's round of apps, the University of Michigan has a lot of really great resources for fantasy/science fiction, first and foremost being Eric Rabkin who teaches fantasy and/or sci-fi just about every semester, runs the fantasy/sci-fi book group on campus, and is doing some all around amazing stuff: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~esrabkin/ Michigan also has a lot of profs who teach courses where you can get good doses of fantasy and sci-fi like Lisa Makman, who teaches children's literature courses, and Gina Brandolino, who teaches a couple classes on fantasy/horror.
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Your Time or Mine: Book 1 in quadrilogy When Times Collide

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A group of women has gone to primal barbarity to survive. New York: Bartlett, 1891. by Thomas Fitch and Anna M. TEXTS: Plato, Republic; More, Utopia; Swift, Gulliver's Travels IV; Bellamy, Looking Backward; Wells, A Modern Utopia; Gilman, Herland; Forster, "The Machine Stops"; Zamyatin, We; Orwell, 1984; Huxley, Brave New World; Vonnegut, Player Piano; Le Guin, The Dispossessed; Morris, News from Nowhere; Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground; Skinner, Walden Two; Butler, Erewhon; Lenin, The State and Revolution. —W.
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New Immortal (Skyport Chronicles) (Volume 1)

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TEXTS: Asimov, Foundation and Empire, Ellison, ed. As more people realize that science fiction stories reflect the same struggles, characters, and emotions we are familiar with in literary fiction - simply in unfamiliar environments - he shares his predictions of what this fascinating genre will continue to deliver. x Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31 reviewers. Through short stories, essays, and novels, the course examines the basic themes and ideas of our time. Women of Wonder; Shelley, Frankenstein; Wells, The Time Machine; Clarke, The City and the Stars; Asimov, The Naked Sun; Delany, Stars in my Pocket like Grains of Sand; Butler, Dawn; Piercy, He, She, and It; and assorted short stories from Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology and The Oxford Book of Science Fiction, etc.
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