Intro to Sci-Fi

If you’ve always had a hankerin’ to read science fiction, but never really knew where to start, here’s something for you!

Annalee Newitz has put together a syllabus of sorts – really a reading list by category – to guide you into this wonderful genre.

There are a few things to keep in mind about this syllabus for SF 101: Introduction to Literature.

It is not comprehensive. It is intended to introduce the novice student of SF literature to the major themes in the genre, as well as books and authors who are representative of different eras in SF lit (including the present day). So you’ll find a mix of old and new here, as well as fan favorites tucked in among more literary authors.

I feel slightly chagrined – I’ve read only three of the novels presented on this list. I better get hopping!

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Posted on September 2, 2010, in Reading. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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