Science Fiction Novels I’ll Be Teaching

As I mentioned previously, I am teaching the second half of the University of Kansas’ flagship Intensive Institute on Science Fiction Literature. I’ll be teaching the same novels used in previous years, so I can’t take credit for the curriculum.  It features the following novels:

  • The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
  • The Languages of Pao, Jack Vance
  • Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
  • Gateway, Frederik Pohl
  • The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
  • Timescape, Gregory Benford
  • Darwin’s Radio, Greg Bear
  • Dawn, Octavia Butler
  • Neuromancer, William Gibson
  • Accelerando, Charles Stross
  • Consider Phlebas, Iain M. Banks
  • Perdido Street Station, China Miéville

It’s a lot to cover in six days, but that’s part of the class’s allure: it’s two weeks of immersion in the history of SF.

If you want more info on the program or context, see the Center for the Study of Science Fiction’s website.

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