Jane Excell project proposal

It began with: “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” Star Trek: The Original Series only made it through three of those five years, but [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:39:06-05:00October 19th, 2016|F16, Jane, Proposal|0 Comments

Essay 2

For the characters in Ursula Le Guin’s novella Paradises Lost, life on Earth is unimaginable. Life on any planet, for that matter, is beyond their comprehension. Five generations into the two-hundred year journey to reach a habitable planet, the story’s ship-born inhabitants have no concept of dirt, sky, or open space. This isn’t the first [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:39:07-05:00October 5th, 2016|Essay 2, F16, Jane|0 Comments

What is science fiction

I would describe science fiction as stories that extend the boundaries of the possible. While fantasy requires us to suspend our disbelief entirely, science fiction asks only that we consider what could happen within a tenable, even if potentially different, reality. From this broad description of what science fiction does, the distinction between it and [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:40:45-05:00September 13th, 2016|F16, Jane, What is SF|0 Comments
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