Week Twelve

Diverse Position Science Fiction

Novel choice: Read Octavia Butler's Lilith's Brood. Post a response on your blog.

Alternate Reading: There are a number of short stories for this week that can be read on the course resource page.

In Class Reading: We wil be reading the story Bloodchild by Octavia Butler in class this week.

Writing Assignment: Discuss how the text(s) you read for this week's assignment did or did not refelect the values and perspectives of majoritarian culture. Please remember to add a comment to another student's blog.

In-Class Movies: Attack the Block (2012) dir. Joe Cornish; The Brother from Another Planet (1984) dir. John Sayles

Featured Movie: Monsters (2010) dir. Gareth Edwards

Writing From Your Roots;
Reading Into Difference

Read from the works below to widen your possibilities.

Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Intuitionist
by Colson Whitehead
Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora by Sheree R. Thomas
China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh
Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and Spain edited by Andrea Bell and Yolanda Molina-Gavilan
So Long, Been Dreaming ed. by Nalo Hopkinson
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Gumshoe, the Witch and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman