You find the coolest stuff tucked away in books. I do, anyway. Sorting through some old paperbacks today, I found a syllabus for English 206A (Science Fiction). The titles we read (as typed on the paper):
  • Verne, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea
  • Wells, The Time Machine
  • Wells, War of the Worlds
  • Asimov, I, Robot
  • Heinlein, Have Spacesuit -- Will Travel
  • Clarke, Childhood's End
  • Dick, Blade Runner
  • LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness
  • Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
  • Ballard, The Drowned World
  • Lem, Solaris
I had the two exam dates highlighted. I'm not sure that helped. Apparently we began with a discussion of popular literature and how it differs from mimetic (?) literature. I'm surprised I had a highlighter.
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I've read one of those and books by those authors. It was Fahrenheit 451 and I read it two years ago. Last year I read Around the World in Eighty Days as a class assignment (I'm in eighth grade) and now we're going to build a half-scale replica of the Pinta to be used as an outdoor classroom. I know it has nothing to do with Jules Verne and his Passepartout, Aouda, Phileas Fogg, and Mr. Fix, but it's a neat class and I'm not complaining. (Ps: The Inferno is pretty good, too.)
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