Holiday reading, anyone?

SF author and critic Adam Roberts explicitly responds to the puppies with an emphasis on international SFF in his best SFF of 2016 list for The Guardian. There are more than a few titles here that I would like to get hold of.


Asimov revisited

We gave Asimov short shrift in class last week as we were running out of time, so I offer you this blog post about an interview he did in the 1980s in which he addresses some of the topics we have touched upon: “Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society.” Decades on, a lot of what he says is still topical.

Bonus marks

There are two more events in the Lorenzo Reading Series this term:

  • Nov 3 – Secret… by Kevin Donovan– Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, 7:00PM
  • Nov 24 – Daydreams of Angels by Heather O’Neill– Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, 7:00PM

In addition, other literary/cultural events are eligible, such as Saint John Theatre Company productions or other book readings. Check with me when in doubt.

Remember: for each event you attend, you will receive 0.5% added to your final grade. For each brief review you write, you will receive up to an additional 0.5% added to your final grade, for a total of up to 1% for each.

Utopian architecture

imageJust came across two stories about utopian architecture: