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The “Real” World of Science Fiction

“We live in a science-fiction world,” Isaac Asimov said, and Arthur C. Clarke added, “Science fiction is the only realistic fiction, because it is the only fiction that incorporates the basic fact that the world is changing.” This course discusses what science fiction is, how it got to be that way, how it differs from mainstream fiction and even fantasy, and how to read it for the greatest understanding and enjoyment.

Apr. 15, 22 & 29 • 2–4 p.m.

KU Continuing Education
1515 Saint Andrews Dr.
Lawrence, KS

(Park in visitors’ lot.)

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James Gunn, KU Professor Emeritus, is the author of more than 100 published short stories and the author or editor of 42 books, including the recent novel Transcendental and the six-volume anthology The Road to Science Fiction.



Registration is now open for the Osher spring 2014 classes and events.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
at the University of Kansas

KU Continuing Education Building
1515 Saint Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047-1619
Phone (785) 864-5823 or toll free (877) 404-5823
Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
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