Science Fiction: The Literature Of The Technological Imagination (Great Courses #296)

Science Fiction: The Literature Of The Technological Imagination (Great Courses #296)

Eric S. Rabkin / Dec 10, 2019

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  • Title: Science Fiction: The Literature Of The Technological Imagination (Great Courses #296)
  • Author: Eric S. Rabkin
  • ISBN: 9781565850644
  • Page: 316
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    1. This is a 'course on tape' I ripped to mp3 & remembered it fondly, but couldn't recall the specifics after almost 20 years. I'd forgotten a LOT! He's also written Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology which I'd like to check out. I just finished listening to another Great Course, How Great Science Fiction Works which I gave Wolfe's 4 star review here. Rabkin explores the threads & meanings behind the SF story even more than Wolfe. At times I think he goes too far & I don't always a [...]


    2. It's a great shame this isn't available anymore, because Eric Rabkin's lectures are tighly crafted, densely packed, and wonderfully insightful. I've revisited them again and again, and I always take away something new.They are as follows:Lecture 1: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the Emergence of Science FictionLecture 2: Jules Verne and the Popular Passion for ScienceLecture 3: H.G. Wells and Science Fiction Parables of Social CriticismLecture 4: Pulp Culture, World War II, and the Ascendancy [...]


    3. This lecture series is OK for what it is, but it isn't much. I credit Rabkin with knowing that many types of books and stories branched off from sci-fi writers that are not longer considered sci-fi, that puts him one up on many historians of the genre, but he, like all the rest, does not understand the importance of travelogues in the creation of sci-fi and has a fannish esteem for some overrated writers. Two and a half stars, but I feel generous today.


    4. Lecturer wasn't as good as most of the Teaching Company lecturers, but this book was still an interesting take on Science Fiction. A very good course for someone who reads lots of science fiction!


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