Articles inspired by and concerning speculative fiction.

James Gunn and the Foundations of Academic Science Fiction Criticism References

Gunn, J. (1975a). Alternate Worlds. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall. ---. (1977b). Kampus. New York: Bantam. ---. (March, 1953). “The Philosophy of Science Fiction, Part One” Dynamic Science Fiction. 104-113. ---. (June, 1953). “The Philosophy of Science Fiction, Part Two.” Dynamic Science Fiction. 83-91. ---. (October, 1953). “The Plot-Forms of Science Fiction.” Dynamic Science Fiction. 44-53. ---. [...]

2016-08-14T22:45:59-05:00June 11th, 2013|Article References, Issue #2|0 Comments

Science Fiction Goes to College References

By Michael R. Page These are the sources referenced in "Science Fiction Goes to College" References Allen, D. (Ed.). (1971). Science Fiction: The Future. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Allen, L. D. (1973). Science Fiction: An Introduction. Lincoln: Cliffs Notes. Asimov, I. (May, 1972). “Academe and I.” Fantasy and Science Fiction. 133-43. Bova, B. (June, [...]

2016-08-15T13:16:25-05:00June 10th, 2013|Article References, Issue #2, Non-Fiction|3 Comments

Science Fiction Goes to College: Jack Williamson, James Gunn, and the Early Years of Academic SF

By Michael R. Page — Science fiction became a subject for academic study and a regular part of the college curriculum in the early 1970s. Writers Jack Williamson and James Gunn were at the center of this blossoming of SF into academia and they helped shape the future of science fiction scholarship and teaching. This article examines the legacies and impacts Williamson and Gunn have had on academe.

2019-10-24T15:45:26-05:00June 10th, 2013|Articles, Issue #2, Non-Fiction|0 Comments

Philosophical Concepts in Star Trek: Using Star Trek as a curriculum guide introducing fans to the subject of Philosophy

By Victor Grech — Star Trek is a popular cultural phenomenon and each series reinvents cast and plot, providing a unique backdrop with which to study the evolution of philosophy as a curricular subject. This paper identifies philosophical concepts explored through the various series and movies set in the Star Trek universe, which are deontological and invoke Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, Kant and Regan.

2019-10-24T15:45:27-05:00June 10th, 2013|Articles, Issue #2, Non-Fiction|0 Comments
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