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Science fiction literature and films have contributed indelible images to the popular imagination, from H. G. Wells's War of the Worlds to Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles to the fiction of cyberpunks. In addition to enthralling readers with breathtaking narratives and dazzling the imagination with mind-bending glimpses of possible futures, the best science fiction asks essential questions: What does it mean to be human? Are we alone in the universe, and what does it mean if we're not?

Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout traces the history of science fiction in this series of stimulating lectures. From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to today's cutting- edge authors, Drout offers a compelling analysis of the genre, including a look at hard-boiled science fiction, the golden age of science fiction, New Wave writers, and contemporary trends in the field. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sydney Young | 1/17/2014

    " I love SF movies, but had never much gotten into SF reading -- except from the soft side. This was very interesting and informative for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Freestewart | 1/5/2014

    " This was a great intro to the history and majesty of Sci-Fi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Coyle | 1/2/2014

    " An excellent survey of 20th Century English science fiction. If nothing else, these lectures are useful for suggesting books to read that might otherwise be missed. Also interesting is comparing the books I've had assigned to me over the years to the books he says are essential. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gendou | 12/5/2013

    " An interesting lecture which has contributed many books and authors to my list for future reading. "

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