For each story, you will write a short review of how the story exemplifies, deve


For each story, you will write a short review of how the story exemplifies, develops, or extends the themes of the course. Then you will recommend one for inclusion in this course the next time it is offered (or argue why none of them should be included). As you consider these stories, remember what was said about implicit and explicit religion at the start of the course. (inserted below)
Hayden, P. N. (2001). Starlight 3. Tor Book. Tom Doherty Associates. New York.
Ted Chiang: Hell Is The Absence of God
Terry Bisson: The Old Rugged Cross
Tenn, W. (2001). Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn. Volume 1. The NESFA Press. Farmingham, MA.
The Liberation of Earth
Carr, T. (1978). The Best Science Fiction Of The Year. Volume 7. Ballantine Books.
Raccoona Sheldon: The Screwfly Solution
Tauf Aleph by Phyllis Gottlieb.pdf
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Outline
Your essay should follow this outline. 1500 words minimum. Can be longer.
Introduction
What stories have you read?
What is the overall direction of your essay?
Body
Review each story (should be at least one long paragraph per story).
Draw comparisons among the stories as you proceed.
Avoid giving lengthy plot summaries.
Conclusion
What story do you recommend?
Why (or why not)?
How will it add to/improve the course?
Now we transition to discuss how religion in SF (and the rest of the world) can be explicit or implicit?”
Explicit Implicit
Defined:
Fully revealed or expressed without vagueness, implication, or ambiguity: leaving no question as to meaning or intent. Defined:
Capable of being understood from something else though unexpressed.
SF Example:
Arthur C. Clark’s The Star (1955) SF Example:
E. M. Foster’s The Machine Stops (1909).
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine (1895).


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