"The Future is Today": Unlocking Science Fiction

Required Texts

There are five (5) required books for this course available at the University Bookstore.  Many of these books (including the anthology) are also readily available in various editions at used bookstores throughout Seattle.  Unless specified below, you may choose to purchase a different version of a book.  If you so choose, please keep in mind that you may experience difficulties during class discussions when specific page numbers are referenced. 

diamond age
forever war
starship troopers
visions of wonder
Alien Taste
Wen Spencer
RoC/Penguin Putnam 2001
ISBN: 0-451-45837-0
Only edition available
The Diamond Age
Neal Stephenson
Bantam/Random House
1995, 2003 reprint
ISBN: 0-553-38096-6
Several editions available
The Forever War
Joe Haldeman
1974, 2003 reprint
ISBN: 0-06-051086-2
Several editions available, BUT
other versions are not acceptable.
This is the only edition that
contains the complete text.
Starship Troopers
Robert A. Heinlein
1959, 1987 reprint
ISBN: 0-441-78358-9
Several editions available
Visions of Wonder
eds. Hartwell & Wolf
Tor/Tom Doherty 1996
ISBN: 0-312-85287-8
Only edition available

A required course reader will be available from Ram's Copy Center (4144 University Way NE, (206) 632-6630).
Students are also required to have a functioning UW NetID and email account.

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