Shaun’s Rambles 007: On Teaching Science Fiction — The Reading List

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How do I select what I teach in my science fiction courses?  In this episode of Shaun’s Rambles, I talk about my method(s) for picking the novels and short stories I assign in all of my literature courses, using my upcoming space opera course at the University of Florida as an example.

This episode topic was suggested by Margo-Lea Hurwicz on Twitter.

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Intro and outro music comes from “Pyro Flow” by Kevin MacLeod (; licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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