Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares

Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares

Lecture 5 of 24

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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This Lecture: One intriguing theme presented in science fiction is the concept of utopia and dystopia - and how remarkably similar these two seeming opposites can be. Explore the fundamental questions of "Can our lives be better?" and "Can our lives be worse?" Take an in-depth look at some of the most poignant portrayals of utopian and dystopian societies and the social contexts that inspired them. The Course: 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. All Lectures: 1. Mary Shelley and the Birth of Science Fiction 2. Science Fiction in the 19th Century 3. Science Fiction Treatments of History 4. Evolution and Deep Time in Science Fiction 5. Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares 6. The Rise of the Science Fiction Pulps 7. The Golden Age of Science Fiction Stories 8. The Spaceship as a Science Fiction Icon 9. The Robot: From Capek to Asimov 10. The Golden Age of the Science Fiction Novel 11. From Mars to Arrakis: The Planet 12. The Science Fiction Wasteland 13. Invasions, Space Wars, and Xenocide 14. Religion in Science Fiction 15. Science Fiction's New Wave 16. Encounters with the Alien Other 17. Environmentalism in Science Fiction 18. Gender Questions and Feminist Science Fiction 19. Cyberpunk and the 1980s 20. The 1990s: The New Space Opera 21. The Artifact as a Science Fiction Icon 22. Science Fiction's Urban Landscapes 23. Science Fiction in the 21st Century 24. The Future of Science Fiction
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2016.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
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Additional Contributors: Wolfe, Gary
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