Dr. Amy H. Sturgis (from the Hugo-winning StarShipSofa) is teaching an innovative new science fiction course that’s wholly online, interactive, and open to anyone worldwide – Science Fiction Part 1: From Modern Beginnings to the Golden Age – for the Mythgard Institute at Signum University.
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Registration is now open.
Who: Dr. Amy H. Sturgis (http://amyhsturgis.com), obviously.
What: Science Fiction Part 1: From Modern Beginnings to the Golden Age (http://www.mythgard.org/academics/fall-2012/science-fiction-part-i/)
Where: Mythgard Institute at Signum University (http://mythgard.org)#
What does it mean to be human? Are we alone? What wonders or terrors will tomorrow hold? Join award-winning scholar Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she explores the ways in which the literature of science fiction over time has asked the question: “What if?” This course will consider the development of the genre from “proto-SF” writings through the Golden Age, with an eye toward how the great works and movements within science fiction both reflect the concerns and attitudes of their time and imagine beyond them. Discover why author Ray Bradbury called science fiction “the most important literature in the history of the world.”