New Hampshire Encourages Reading Science Fiction

The New Hampshire Humanities Council is launching a year-long, book-based project called Speculate: a new past, a different present, an out-of-this-world future. The program

Here’s their suggested reading/listening list:

  1. Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress [See SF Signal review.]
  2. Burn by James Patrick Kelly [See SF Signal review.]
  3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury [See SF Signal review.]
  4. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  5. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  6. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
  7. Martian Race by Gregory Benford
  8. Moon Over Morocco, audio-drama by by ZBS Productions
  9. Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson
  10. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  11. Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card

[via W@tEotU]

2 thoughts on “New Hampshire Encourages Reading Science Fiction”

  1. Is it just me, or is there a sort of slant to the books chosen here? I may be seeing things that aren’t there, but I do notice:

    Phillip Pullman is on the list, but C.S. Lewis is not.

    FOREVER WAR is on the list, but STARSHIP TROOPERS is not.

    LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS is on the list, but DUNE, or any other book where the men and women are in traditional roles, is not.

    FAHRENHEIT 451 is on the list, a favorite theme decrying booking burning, but BRAVE NEW WORLD, a favorite theme decrying social engineering, is not.

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