(OLLI AT UVM PRESENTS) Science Fiction & Religion with Steven Hrotic
Space travel, futuristic societies, and the social impacts of new technologies are common themes in science fiction. A more surprising theme that has been explored since 1926 is that of religion (its nature, social function, and the tensions between religion and science) in science fiction. In this class, students will sample the ways in which religion is portrayed in 20thcentury science fiction. No previous familiarity with the genre or religion studies is necessary.
? Week 1: Short Fiction, 1926-1945
? James Blish, A Case of Conscience (et al.)
? Walter Miller, A Canticle for Leibowitz (et al.)
? Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower (et al.)
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