Texts and Films (see Schedule):
Books are available from the UCSB Bookstore, as
well as in the IV bookstore.
- H. G. Wells, The
Time Machine & The War of the Worlds; Fawcett Books; ISBN:
- Isaac Asimov I,
Robot. Reprint edition (July 1994) Bantam Books; ISBN: 0553294385
- Arthur Clark. 2001:
A Space Odyssey, Reissue edition (September 12, 2000) Roc;
- Ursula K. LeGuin.
The Left Hand of Darkness Reissue edition (January 1991)
Ace Books; ISBN: 0441478123
- The Norton Book
of Science Fiction. Ed. By Ursula LeGuin and Brian Attebery.
Paperback (June 1999) W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393972410
- Various on-line
(Fritz Lang, 1927)
- Radio play of
"War of the Worlds" (Orson Welles, 1938): This radio play can
be found online as the October 30, 1938 broadcast of The
Mercury Theatre on the Air
- The Stepford
Wives (Forbes, 1975)
- 2001: A Space
Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
- Star Trek: the
Next Generation: I, Borg (1992)
- Blade Runner
- The Matrix
(Wachowski Brothers, 1999)
These links are arranged
in the order of their relevance to the class.
Fiction Studies: Chronological Biblography of Science Fiction
Home Page for Science Fiction and Fantasy :http://www.sfsite.com/home.htm
Fiction Filmsite. This high quality s/f film site offers an
overview of films organized under rubrics: · Alien Life · Space
Travel · Time Travel · Computers · Robots · Man-Made Life.
Gernsbeck: A good overview history of this pivotal figure in
the founding American s/f: http://www.wizards.com/amazing/history1.asp
Paul's Coverart: Here is a collection of the remarkable cover
art Frank Paul produced for the s/f magazines of the 1920s and 1930s.
Paul helped to invent a "visual syntax" for science ficiton,
one that would be used by early Hollywood cinema.
Professor Henry Jenkin,
Comparative Media, MIT, "Media
and Imagination: A Short History of American Science Fiction":
This is a very thoughtful overview of the evolution of American
science fiction, from Hugo Gernsbeck to cyberpunk.
Text of Mary Shelley's
Lang's Metropolis: this site offers a sound overview of the
film and includes a generous selection of images from and derived
from the film. It offers a careful account of the many versions
of the film.
Welles and Orson Welles
butterfly effect", or the "sensitive dependence on initial conditions,"
as it has developed out of modern science of weather prediction.
This site offers a demonstration of an alogrithm that demonstrates
the effect. http://www.cmp.caltech.edu/~mcc/chaos_new/Lorenz.html
: an excellent chapter on Darwinism from Marxism and Darwinism,
Anton Pannekoek http://csf.colorado.edu/psn/marx/Other/Pannekoek/Archive/1912-Darwin/#S1
On-line text of The
The on-line text
War of the Worlds:
on time-travel through discussions of films: The Time Machine
(1960); La Jett (The Pier) (1962, France), The Terminator (USA,
1984), and 12 Monkeys (USA, ) http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/film/promise/time_travel.html
fan site of The Time Machine
Asimov Home Page: http://www.asimovonline.com/
Science Fiction: http://www.asimovs.com/
& Times: Isaac Asimov: http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/03/23/lifetimes/asimov.html
Ursula Le Guin official home page: http://www.ursulakleguin.com/
and articles on Ursula Le Guin: http://www.levity.com/corduroy/leguin.htm
Arthur C. Clark
C. Clarke: Unauthorized Homepage
A Space Odyssey Internet Archive
Borg Collective: the best fan site on the Borg
A Guide to the History of the Cyborg Martin Irvine
Donna Haraway, "A
Angeles, 2019 This is a remarkable site for finding resources
(images, music clips, scripts, etc.) to study Blade Runner.
Zone A fan page with everything you can image related to the
critical analysis of the story, "Burning Chrome"
of the works of William Gibson
of the Matrix
official movie site for The Matrix: www.whatisthematrix.com/