Teaching Science Fiction is the first text in thirty years to explore the pedagogic potential of that most intellectually stimulating and provocative form of popular literature: science fiction. Innovative and academically lively, it offers valuable insights into how SF can be taught historically, culturally and practically at university level.
"a provocative, up-to-date guide to the full range of modern science fiction and the challenges it presents to students and teachers. - Patrick Parrinder, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Reading, UK 'Teaching Science Fiction not only effectively explores what it means to teach sf but also actually teaches the genre to its readers...Teaching Science Fiction is an essential addition to the bookshelves of current or prospective teachers of sf. Its contributors provide the insight that can be found in a teaching narrative, while not losing sight of the critical role of context in making pedagogical decisions. They provide rationales for their course constructino and explain the results achieved. Interestingly, the book is perhaps just as useful to beginning sf scholars, whether or not they intend to teach the genre, as the chapters provide succinct and readable introductions to many iof the critical aspects of the contemporary study of science fiction' - Craig B. Jacobsen, Science Fiction Studies