Science Fiction, LMC3214: New Wave Lecture and Three Story Discussion

Today’s class was like an exclamation point in two ways. First, there was the long stroke of lecture. I lectured on the origins of the New Wave in New Worlds, Judith Merril’s England Swings SF, and Harlan Ellison’s Dangerous Visions. I gave my students background on semiotics, modernity/postmodernity, and modernism/postmodernism to anchor the New WaveContinue reading “Science Fiction, LMC3214: New Wave Lecture and Three Story Discussion”

J. G. Ballard, 1930-2009

Paul Kincaid sent a message to the SFRA and IAFA email lists this morning alerting everyone to J.G. Ballard’s death.  The BBC have a short announcement (with an anti-SF slant) here.  And, Ballard’s Wikipedia entry has already been updated–read it here. I searched the New York Times, but they haven’t posted the new or an obituaryContinue reading “J. G. Ballard, 1930-2009”