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ERIC Number: ED112413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 346
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The Ballantine Teachers' Guide to Science Fiction.
Allen, L. David
A guide for teaching science fiction in secondary and college classrooms, this book contains an introductory essay that covers a variety of points about teaching science fiction, with a discussion of the audience, the correlation between science and fiction, and the changing role of science fiction. In a second essay, four categories of science fiction are defined--hard science fiction, soft science fiction, science fantasy, and fantasy. The remaining fifteen chapters deal with specific science fiction titles, each one generally giving a story summary, an in-depth analysis, and various classroom topics and projects. Works such as "Stellar 1,""The Ginger Star,""Childhood's End,""Fahrenheit 451,""The Space Merchants,""Nerves,""Under Pressure," and "Rendezvous With Rama" are examined. (TS)
Ballantine Books, 201 East 50th Street, New York, New York 10022 ($1.95 paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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