From Mars to Arrakis: The Planet

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 1239680 | KanopyPublisher: The Great Courses, 2016Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (33 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
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  • computer
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Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: Summary: A key differentiator between fantasy and science fiction is that fantasy stories often take place in worlds, while science fiction stories take place on a planet. Thus, the theme of planets is common among some of the great science fiction works in history. Explore the use of planets-whether being discovered or already colonized-in a variety of works. Focus on Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy, which uses accurate scientific data, and take a deep dive into Frank Herbert's vision..
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A key differentiator between fantasy and science fiction is that fantasy stories often take place in worlds, while science fiction stories take place on a planet. Thus, the theme of planets is common among some of the great science fiction works in history. Explore the use of planets-whether being discovered or already colonized-in a variety of works. Focus on Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy, which uses accurate scientific data, and take a deep dive into Frank Herbert's vision..

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