Essay 2

Do Anroids Dream of Electric Sheep -The nested loop of fear towards creation by ownself under the context of animate environment

Cybernetics and Cyborgs “Do Androids dream of Electric sheep” is the typical work born under the context of “Cybernetics”. As Philip K. Dick said in the speech of “The Androids and Human”, the emerging multi-disciplined theory of Cybernetics proposed the possibility of learning the nature of our own behaviors through learning the things we created. [...]

By |2022-02-19T15:36:36-05:00February 19th, 2022|Essay 2|0 Comments

Fear of Frankenstein’s Monster: The Indefinable and The Uncontrollable

Fear of Frankenstein’s Monster: The Indefinable and The Uncontrollable Xinyu Luo Regarded as the first science fiction (SF) story, Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus contains pioneering SF elements that have been emphasized and widely studied; however, apart from this science side, horror elements in Frankenstein are equally crucial and inspiring [...]

By |2022-02-19T00:04:49-05:00February 19th, 2022|Essay 2, Xinyu|0 Comments

‘Palestine + 100’, and the Politics of Memory

'Palestine + 100' Palestine +100 is a collection of short stories by the author Basma Gayalini that unites speculative and alternative narratives of the post-Nakba future. The vignettes provide departures from present-day Palestine under occupation. The genre liberates the authors by giving them the space to political reimagine future possibilities for the country. The consistent [...]

By |2022-02-17T17:00:29-05:00February 17th, 2022|Essay 2, Mashael|Comments Off on ‘Palestine + 100’, and the Politics of Memory

Dystopian Utopia: The Present in The Future

"It's a strange day No colors or shapes No sound in my head I forget who I am When I'm with you There's no reason There's no sense I'm not supposed to feel I forget who I am I forget Fascist baby Utopia, utopia My dog needs new ears Make his eyes see forever Make [...]

By |2021-03-03T03:08:01-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Essay 2|0 Comments

Contexualizing the Distopia of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 presents a dystopia in which literature, reading, and writing are forbidden. Its protagonist, Guy Montag, works as a fireman, whose primary responsibility is to burn books, the culture’s most objectionable materials. Formulated through the willed and technological transformations described in Raymond William’s Utopia and Science Fiction, the narrative’s social order is [...]

By |2021-04-13T09:37:32-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Connor, Essay 2|0 Comments

Essay 2: Text

Achille Wangam  Professor Keramidas  Sci-Fi HTPF  02 March 2021                                                                           Essay 2: Text Harlan Ellison’s “I Have No Mouth, and I Must [...]

By |2021-03-02T17:04:25-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Essay 2|0 Comments

Retrolabeling Latin American SF: The Evolutionary Feedback Loop in Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Circular Ruins”

One rarely classifies Jorge Luis Borges’ body of work within the genre of science fiction, however, the respective retro labeling of some of his seminal works within Ficciones, specifically “The Circular Ruins," captures the descriptive essence of science fiction. Borges employs a Promethean subtext when the protagonist of “The Circular Ruins,” to whom he refers [...]

By |2021-03-02T16:38:16-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Essay 2|0 Comments

Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild and Institutional Power

Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild swept science fiction awards when it was published in 1984 for its depiction of a terrifying interdependent relationship between a parasitic extra-terrestrial life-form called the Tlic and a colony of humans who escaped earth to live on their planet. In this world, Tlics impregnate male humans with their eggs—which, if they aren’t [...]

By |2021-03-02T16:35:45-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Essay 2, Katie M|0 Comments

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood in 1985, is a dystopian fiction set in New England near Cambridge. Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa but finished her degree at Harvard University. When she wrote the book in the mid-1980s, it quickly became the best-seller that well-known as anti-utopian books. It is written [...]

By |2021-03-02T14:04:18-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Essay 2|0 Comments
Go to Top