Excellent collections of science fiction abound, but very few have been prepared expressly for classroom use. Heather Masri, editor of Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts, has prepared an anthology that recognizes, and is designed to meet, the needs of students and instructors in an introductory survey course in science fiction.
Grouped into major themes, her comprehensive selection of fiction — enjoyable and captivating stories, notable for their literary, philosophical, and cultural richness — are by classic and emerging writers from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. The stories are uniquely complemented by contextual documents that suggest the scholarly, theoretical, and historical currents that drove the development of the genre, and informative editorial matter that contributes to the book’s flexibility for instructors and usefulness for students.
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Heather Masri (Ph.D. New York University) is a full-time faculty member and former assistant dean in the General Studies Program at New York University, an interdisciplinary liberal arts program with an emphasis on primary texts. Her academic specialty is eighteenth century English literature, but she is a generalist with broad, interdisciplinary interests whose courses include literature, art, music, and film. She has taught writing intensive courses on literature and critical theory, including courses on representations of technology and the history and themes of science fiction. She is a member of the Science Fiction Research Association, and has been teaching science fiction at New York University since 1990.
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