new wave authors often invoke classic story W r i t i n g

new wave authors often invoke classic story W r i t i n g

This needs to be 3 discussion question answers. I will tell you which story to write on in the end of each question

Question 1: This week we are exploring the Golden Age of science fiction, when the genre reached thematic and stylistic maturity and moved from the margins to the center of the American–and global–imagination. As I noted in lecture, Astounding Science Fiction editor was largely responsible for shaping the field at this time, and he had five “rules” for good science fiction.  Pick one story we examined for this week, and write a short post in which you explore whether or not it fulfills Campbell’s requirements for good SF. 

“All You Zombies”

Question 2: This week we begin our exploration of contemporary science fiction with the New Wave, which lasted from about 1960 to 1980. As I noted in lecture, New Wave authors often invoke classic story or character types and update them for the modern era.  Pick any one classic SF story we’ve explored to date and any one New Wave story we are exploring this week and answer the following question: how does your New Wave artist “fail”/transform/update the story and/or character types found in your classic SF story?

“Thundering Worlds”

Question 3: According to cyberpunk spokesperson Bruce Sterling, while other modes of SF are obsessed with humans either stopping or perishing in some kind of apocalypse, cyberpunk authors are “bored with the apocalypse.” Focusing on any one story we explored this week, test Sterling’s claim: what is the apocalypse behind the story you are exploring, and how does. this apocalypse shape our protagonists’ world–and their actions in that world? Are characters really bored with the apocalypse, and if so, is that a good thing (in terms of the story as the author presents it)?

“A Series of Steaks”

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