“HAL,” by flickr user Erin Williamson
This site contains student blog posts and teaching materials related to ENG 2420 — Science Fiction
, a course taught at the New York City College of Technology in Spring 2014 by Prof. Matthew K. Gold. The course focused on the genre of science fiction in literature and film. During the semester, we explored Isaac Asimov’s Caves of Steel
, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner
, Octavia Butler’s Dawn
, Neill Blomkamp’s District 9
, Chris Marker’s La Jetée
, Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl In the Ring
, and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey
. You can find out more about what we did by checking out the syllabus
and reading through the archived blog.
The content of this site will remain available as a record of our class and a resource for others who might be interested in the topics covered. Please contact Prof. Gold if you have any questions about the course or the materials that appear on the site.