ENGL 216 Sec 01 Science Fiction Webpage

This page was created by the Spring 2005 ENGL 216 Sec 01 class to commemorate chosen science fiction authors that we read throughout the semester.

In the begining of the semester we were assigned twelve sci-fi novels. We were introduced to these novels through four different themes (three to a theme. The themes were: Interstellar/Interspecies War, Space Exploration/Colonization, Pasts and Futures, and Myths and Literature.

Here are the themes with the novels and authors:

  • Interstellar/Interspecies War
    1. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
    2. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
    3. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Space Exploration/Colonization
    1. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
    2. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
    3. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  • Pasts and Futures
    1. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
    2. Neuromancer by William Gibson
    3. China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh
  • Myths and Literature
    1. The Einstein Intersection by Samuel Delany
    2. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
    3. He, She, and It by Marge Piercy