Course Schedule

Week 2 (1/21)

E. M. Forster, “The Machine Stops” (PDF)

Week 3 (1/28)

H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

Week 4 (2/4)

Phillippe Squarzoni, Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science

Week 5 (2/11)

George R. Stewart, Earth Abides

Week 6 (2/18)

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Week 7 (2/25)

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower


Week 8 (3/11)

Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

Week 9 (3/18)

Kim Stanley Robinson, Forty Signs of Rain (1-197)

Week 10 (3/25)

Kim Stanley Robinson, Forty Signs of Rain (198-393)

Week 11 (4/1)

Paolo Bacigalupi, The Wind-up Girl

Week 12 (4/8)

In-class film, TBD via class vote (some candidates: The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla (2014), InterstellarNoahSnowpiercerInto the Storm)

Week 13 (4/15)

Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood

Week 14 (4/23)

Tobias Buckell, Hurricane Fever