About Yesteryear's Future
What is Yesteryear's Future all about?
This essay was written for a class I took called “Science Fiction and American Culture.” It was in response to three short stories and one novel: “Thunder and Roses” by Theodore Sturgeon, “The Roads Must Roll” by Robert Heinlein, “Coming Attraction” by Fritz Leiber, and The Space Merchants, by Frederik Pohl and Cyril Kornbluth. You […]
A Brief Overview of Common Subjects Machines Humankind and its relationship with machines (robots, computers, gadgets) is probably one of the most dominant themes in science fiction. From Don Quixote’s duel with a windmill to Sarah Connor’s flight from the Terminator, science fiction has often concerned itself with the gadgets we make and whether it […]
In the book Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth, Camille Bacon-Smith looks at, describes and tries to explain a segment of Star Trek fans. This segment is predominantly female and writes about characters from the series in ways that some think are not “in character” for those characters. Writing (and creating […]
This essay was written in response to a reading assignment for my “Science Fiction and American Culture” class. We read Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth by Camille Bacon-Smith. For those of you who think a writer is someone who gets his name on books, let me assure you that is […]
The following essay was a paper I wrote for a class I took called “Science Fiction and American Culture.” It compares Philip K. Dick’s novel Blader Runner, originally titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to the movie based on it, Blade Runner. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was first published in 1968. You […]
This is not meant to be a comprehensive, end-all, be-all list of what to read and watch in science fiction. It is, rather, a list of books and movies that you might find interesting and that I think are well worth the effort of reading and watching. Some of the books are available is audio […]