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.
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.
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.
Just came across two stories about utopian architecture:
- “Photographing the ‘Lost Utopias’ of the Remaining World’s Fairs: A new book looks at the sites which once promised to be the future,” Anika Burgess, Atlas Obscura (September 16, 2016).
- “How Utopian Living Looked to Modernist Architects: Bold visions—from the past—of how we would live in the future,” Anika Burgess, Atlas Obscura (September 14, 2016).