Monday, December 19, 2011

My Spring 2012 Near-Future Science Fiction Course

Here's the reading list for my Near-Future Science Fiction course, organized roughly by when the novels that I'll be teaching next semester are set:

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Ken MacLeod, The Execution Channel
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Richard Morgan, Market Forces
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
David Brin, Earth

William Gibson, Neuromancer
Maureen McHugh, China Mountain Zhang
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl

I'm so psyched that less than a year after waking up with the germ of this course in my head, I'll actually be teaching it.

In addition, the American Studies Film Series next semester will feature near-future SF films.  More on both when the film series schedule is complete and my syllabus for ENGL 216 is online.