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AST 389 : Science Fiction

Spring 2018

NOTE ROOM CHANGE: now in Physics P113


The term "science fiction" is a misnomer in that it is generally not fiction about science. The genre is more appropriately titled "speculative fiction", since authors are free to speculate about what-might-have-been, what-if, and what-might-be. When these speculations are carried out subject to the constraints of physical law, we have what is called hard Science Fiction. This course will examine what-might-have-been, what-if, and what-might-yet-be subject to the constraints of physical law.




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