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Author Wolfe, Gary K., 1946- teacher.

Title How great science fiction works [(DVD) videorecording] / Gary K. Wolfe.

Publication Info. Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, [2016]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Great Courses  809.38762 WOL    AVAILABLE
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Description 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Physical Medium DVD 4 3/4 in. rda
Description DVD digital optical rda
DVD video file DVD video rda
Filmed lectures
Series Great courses. Literature & language (Genre)
Great courses (DVD). Literature & language. Genre.
Note Course no. 2984.
Program contains twenty-four lectures; the length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) in course guidebook.
Contents Disc 1. Mary Shelley and the Birth of Science Fiction ; Science Fiction in the 19th Century ; Science Fiction Treatments of History ; Evolution and Deep Time in Science Fiction ; Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares ; The Rise of the Science Fiction Pulps -- Disc 2. The Golden Age of Science Fiction Stories ; The Spaceship as a Science Fiction Icon ; The Robot: From Čapek to Asimov ; The Golden Age of the Science Fiction Novel ; From Mars to Arrakis: The Planet ; The Science Fiction Wasteland -- Disc 3. Invasions, Space Wars, and Xenocide ; Religion in Science Fiction ; Science Fiction's New Wave ; Encounters with the Alien Other ; Environmentalism in Science Fiction ; Gender Questions and Feminist Science Fiction -- Disc 4. Cyberpunk and the 1980s ; The 1990s: The New Space Opera ; The Artifact as a Science Fiction Icon ; Science Fiction in the 21st Century ; The Future of Science Fiction.
Performer Lecturer: Professor Gary K. Wolfe, Roosevelt University.
Summary "Robots, spaceships, futuristic megacities, planets orbiting distant stars. These icons of science fiction are now in our daily news. Science fiction, once maligned as mere pulp, has motivated cutting-edge scientific research, inspired new technologies, and changed how we view everyday life -- and its themes and questions permeate popular culture. Take an unparalleled look at the influence, history, and greatest works of science fiction with illuminating insights and fascinating facts about this wide-ranging genre. If you think science fiction doesn't have anything to do with you, this course deserves your attention. And if you love science fiction, you can't miss this opportunity to trace the arc of science fiction's evolution, understand the hallmarks of great science fiction, and delve deeply into classics while finding some new favorites."--Provided by publisher.
System Details DVD.
Language In English; closed-captioned.
Subject Science fiction -- History and criticism -- Videodiscs.
Science fiction -- Study and teaching -- Videodiscs.
Science fiction -- Influence -- Videodiscs.
Genre Filmed lectures.
Nonfiction films.
Educational films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Teaching Company, production company.
ISBN 9781629972428
Music No. 2984 Teaching Company
ID2984A-01 Teaching Company
PD2984A Teaching Company (DVD disc labels)
PB2984A Teaching Company (accompanying course guidebook)
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