Eric Carl Link and Gerry Canavan, “On Not Defining Science Fiction,” from The Cambridge History of Science Fiction (New York: Cambridge UP, 2019).
Lisa Yaszek and Jason W. Ellis, “Science Fiction,” from The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman (New York: Cambridge UP, 2016).
Eileen Gunn, “Computer Friendly,” from The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (Wesleyan UP, 2010).
James Tiptree, Jr. “The Girl Who Was Plugged In” from Warm Worlds and Otherwise (1975), pp. 79-121.
Melissa Colleen Stevenson, “Trying to Plug-In: Posthuman Cyborgs and the Search for Connection,” 34.1 Science Fiction Studies (2007): 87–105.
Darko Suvin, “On the Poetics of the Science Fiction Genre,” 34.3 College English, (1972): 372–382.
Lisa Yaszek, “Afrofuturism in American Science Fiction” from The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction, edited by Gerry Canavan and Eric Carl Link (Cambridge University Press: 2015), 58–69.
“Can You Wear My Eyes” by Kalamu ya Salaam, from Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, ed. Sheree Thomas (Aspect, 2000).
Octavia E. Butler, “The Evening and the Morning and the Night,” from Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, ed. Sheree Thomas (Aspect, 2000).
Harlan Ellison, “’Repent Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” from Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century (Ace Books, 2001), 145-155.
Eileen Gunn, “Stable Strategies for Middle Management,” from Stable Strategies and Other (Tachyon Publications, 2004), pp. 3-18.
Weeks Five and Six
Greg Egan, Diaspora (New York: Orion, 1997).