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The Resource How great science fiction works, Gary K. Wolfe

How great science fiction works, Gary K. Wolfe

Label
How great science fiction works
Title
How great science fiction works
Statement of responsibility
Gary K. Wolfe
Contributor
Production company
Teacher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Robots, spaceships, futuristic megacities, planets orbiting distant stars. These icons of science fiction are now in our daily news. Science fiction, once maligned as mere pulp, has motivated cutting-edge scientific research, inspired new technologies, and changed how we view everyday life -- and its themes and questions permeate popular culture. Take an unparalleled look at the influence, history, and greatest works of science fiction with illuminating insights and fascinating facts about this wide-ranging genre. If you think science fiction doesn't have anything to do with you, this course deserves your attention. And if you love science fiction, you can't miss this opportunity to trace the arc of science fiction's evolution, understand the hallmarks of great science fiction, and delve deeply into classics while finding some new favorites."--provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PX0
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
809.3/8762
Language note
In English; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Professor Gary K. Wolfe, Roosevelt University
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wolfe, Gary K.
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses. Literature & language Genre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction
Technique
live action
Label
How great science fiction works, Gary K. Wolfe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Course no. 2984
  • Program contains twenty-four lectures; the length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min
  • Lecture notes and program information contained in course guidebook
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-204) in course guidebook
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The Golden Age of Science Fiction Stories
  • The Spaceship as a Science Fiction Icon
  • The Robot: From Čapek to Asimov
  • The Golden Age of the Science Fiction Novel
  • From Mars to Arrakis: The Planet
  • The Science Fiction Wasteland
  • Disc 3.
  • Invasions, Space Wars, and Xenocide
  • Religion in Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction's New Wave
  • Disc 1.
  • Encounters with the Alien Other
  • Environmentalism in Science Fiction
  • Gender Questions and Feminist Science Fiction
  • Disc 4.
  • Cyberpunk and the 1980s
  • The 1990s: The New Space Opera
  • The Artifact as a Science Fiction Icon
  • Fiction in the 21st Century
  • The Future of Science Fiction
  • Mary Shelley and the Birth of Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction in the 19th Century
  • Science Fiction Treatments of History
  • Evolution and Deep Time in Science Fiction
  • Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares
  • The Rise of the Science Fiction Pulps
  • Disc 2.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 minutes)
Isbn
9781629972428
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2984
  • ID2984A-01
  • PD2984A
  • PB2984A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn938951626
  • (Pol)2125769
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
How great science fiction works, Gary K. Wolfe
Publication
Note
  • Course no. 2984
  • Program contains twenty-four lectures; the length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min
  • Lecture notes and program information contained in course guidebook
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-204) in course guidebook
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The Golden Age of Science Fiction Stories
  • The Spaceship as a Science Fiction Icon
  • The Robot: From Čapek to Asimov
  • The Golden Age of the Science Fiction Novel
  • From Mars to Arrakis: The Planet
  • The Science Fiction Wasteland
  • Disc 3.
  • Invasions, Space Wars, and Xenocide
  • Religion in Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction's New Wave
  • Disc 1.
  • Encounters with the Alien Other
  • Environmentalism in Science Fiction
  • Gender Questions and Feminist Science Fiction
  • Disc 4.
  • Cyberpunk and the 1980s
  • The 1990s: The New Space Opera
  • The Artifact as a Science Fiction Icon
  • Fiction in the 21st Century
  • The Future of Science Fiction
  • Mary Shelley and the Birth of Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction in the 19th Century
  • Science Fiction Treatments of History
  • Evolution and Deep Time in Science Fiction
  • Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares
  • The Rise of the Science Fiction Pulps
  • Disc 2.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 minutes)
Isbn
9781629972428
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2984
  • ID2984A-01
  • PD2984A
  • PB2984A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn938951626
  • (Pol)2125769
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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