JSE-SFSC | ISBN 978-0-789128-48-5 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-SFHC | ISBN 978-0-780797-01-7 | Hardcover | $21.95

The Sci-Fi Factor, Student Book

JSE-SFSC | ISBN 978-0-789128-48-5 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-SFHC | ISBN 978-0-780797-01-7 | Hardcover | $21.95
The Sci-Fi Factor, Student Book
"The Sci-Fi Factor: What's the Fascination with Science Fiction?" This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.
$14.95

* Required Fields

$14.95

Contents

Prologue

A.D. 2267
John Frederick Nims

Creating Context

"Beam Me Up, Scotty" • Concept Vocabulary

Cluster One: What’s the "Science" in Science Fiction?

Thinking Skill: Analyzing

Backward Step (short story)
Paul Jennings
Robot Dreams (short story)
Isaac Asimov
Terraforming Mars (article)
Margarita Marinova and Christopher P. McKay
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home (poem)
Craig Raine
Mariana (short story)
Fritz Leiber

Cluster Two: Who's Out There?

Thinking Skill: Hypothesizing

Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed (short story)
Ray Bradbury
Project Blue Book (government report)
Editorial Staff, Time-Life Books
What's Alien You? (satire)
Dave Barry
In Communication with a UFO (poem)
Helen Chasin
Puppet Show (short story)
Fredric Brown

Cluster Three: What Can We Learn from Science Fiction?

Thinking Skill: Drawing Conclusions

The Star Beast (short story)
Nicholas Stuart Gray
From Science Fiction to Science Fact (biographies)
Julie Nobles
Lose Now, Pay Later (short story)
Carol Farley
The Water Traders' Dream (poem)
Robert Priest
The Helping Hand (short story)
Norman Spinrad

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

Thinking Skill: Synthesizing

SQ (short story)
URSULA K. Le Guin
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (poem)
Richard Brautigan
Minister Without Portfolio (short story)
Mildred Clingerman
The Choice (short story)
W. Hilton-Young