Welcome to the Research Guide for Professor Torregrossa's ENG 276, Science Fiction Literature. Use this guide to find quality resources for your essays and any other related research assignments. Please contact me or another research librarian at one of the BCC campus libraries if you have any questions.
“The authentic SF experience is a perception of truth, reality in an unreal environment.” - David G. Hartwell
The “SF” that Hartwell describes here is science fiction, but that acronym might also stand for “speculative fiction,” a category that encompasses both
science fiction and fantasy. Stories about other planets, fantasy realms, and the future invariably reflect upon our own world: the “truth” and “reality” that Hartwell mentions. We will focus on the way that speculative genres empower stylistic experimentation, cultural commentary, and exploration of substantial issues.
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