[SFRA-L] what to assign
christy.tidwell at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 18:03:28 EST 2012
First thoughts: Octavia Butler's *Dawn, *Project Itoh's *Harmony *(if
you're not opposed to books in translation), or Dick's *Do Androids Dream
of Electric Sheep?* They're all relatively short and I've had good
experiences teaching them (particularly *Dawn*). If you work with a broader
definition of science fiction, some of the recent zombie novels could work
well - perhaps Alden Bell's *The Reapers Are the Angels* or Isaac
Bodies. *Oh, and since you mentioned Emshwiller, how about *Carmen Dog*?
On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM, <jlgordon at optonline.net> wrote:
> Dear Hive-Mind, I'm looking for a novel to end my sf course with. I want
> it to be relatively short, and to explore what it means to be human in some
> way. I've used The Mount by Emshwiller and it's perfect, but I can't get
> enough copies of it. So I thought maybe Lethem's Girl in Landscape. Same
> problem. Any other bright ideas out there? Joan G
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