Science Fiction Overview and Reading Fahrenheit 451 [S-13-45]

Presenter: Frank Palumbo
Location: SUNY: Kellas 217
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 12:30 PM 04/09, 04/16, 04/23
Status: CLOSED

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First, a summary of classic science fiction and a brief discussion of the works of such authors as Shelley, Poe, Wells, Verne, Lewis, Huxley, Bradbury, Clarke, Sterling, Rowling, and others. Then, a look at three literary genres: world myths, science fiction, and tales of fantasy. Over the three-week period, we will also analyze Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451.

Frank Palumbo has taught distance learning sci-fi courses. He previously presented a SOAR course on author Ray Bradbury, with whom he maintained a friendship and communications for over fifteen years up to Bradbury’s death last June.

NOTE: Bring a copy of Fahrenheit 451 to class, along with a means to take notes.

Cap: 15

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