How Great Science Fiction Works

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How Great Science Fiction Works

2016

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...

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Gary K. Wolfe

In This Series

Mary Shelley and the Birth of Science Fiction
Episode 1
Mary Shelley and the Birth of Science Fiction
Science Fiction in the 19th Century
Episode 2
Science Fiction in the 19th Century
Science Fiction Treatments of History
Episode 3
Science Fiction Treatments of History
Evolution and Deep Time in Science Fiction
Episode 4
Evolution and Deep Time in Science Fiction
Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares
Episode 5
Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares
The Rise of the Science Fiction Pulps
Episode 6
The Rise of the Science Fiction Pulps
The Golden Age of Science Fiction Stories
Episode 7
The Golden Age of Science Fiction Stories
The Spaceship as a Science Fiction Icon
Episode 8
The Spaceship as a Science Fiction Icon
The Robot: From Čapek to Asimov
Episode 9
The Robot: From Čapek to Asimov
The Golden Age of the Science Fiction Novel
Episode 10
The Golden Age of the Science Fiction Novel
From Mars to Arrakis: The Planet
Episode 11
From Mars to Arrakis: The Planet
The Science Fiction Wasteland
Episode 12
The Science Fiction Wasteland
Invasions, Space Wars, and Xenocide
Episode 13
Invasions, Space Wars, and Xenocide
Religion in Science Fiction
Episode 14
Religion in Science Fiction
Science Fiction’s New Wave
Episode 15
Science Fiction’s New Wave
Encounters with the Alien Other
Episode 16
Encounters with the Alien Other
Environmentalism in Science Fiction
Episode 17
Environmentalism in Science Fiction
Gender Questions and Feminist Science Fiction
Episode 18
Gender Questions and Feminist Science Fiction
Cyberpunk and the 1980s
Episode 19
Cyberpunk and the 1980s
The 1990s: The New Space Opera
Episode 20
The 1990s: The New Space Opera
The Artifact as a Science Fiction Icon
Episode 21
The Artifact as a Science Fiction Icon
Science Fiction’s Urban Landscapes
Episode 22
Science Fiction’s Urban Landscapes
Science Fiction in the 21st Century
Episode 23
Science Fiction in the 21st Century
The Future of Science Fiction
Episode 24
The Future of Science Fiction