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  • ScienceandScienceFictionintheClassroom:

    AnUpdate

    DavidA.KatzDepartmentofChemistryPimaCommunityCollege

    Tucson,AZ85709Email:[email protected]

    Website:http://www.chymist.com

  • TwoDivCHED symposiaonChemistryandScienceFiction 203rd ACSNationalMeetingin1992 214th ACSNationalmeetingin1997

    Book:ChemistryandScienceFiction, JackH.Stocker,Editor,1999.

  • Sciencefictioninmyclassroom

    Incorporatedtheuseofsciencefictioninnonmajorchemistryclasses: ScienceandSociety,1993 ChemistryandSociety,2003

    Focusonshortstoriesratherthannovels,withreferencestomotionpicturesandtelevisionshows

    Aimistopresentawideviewofscienceasincorporatedintofiction

    Goalisincreasedscienceliteracy,notanindepthexaminationofthescienceintheindividualreadings

  • Sciencefictioninmyclassroom

    Shortstories,bibliographies,andrelatedarticlesdistributedonaCDROM

    Classroomdiscussions Studentsarerequiredtowriteashortsciencefictionstoryaspartoftheirassessmentforthisportionofthecourse

  • StoriesonmyCDROM

    SoundofThunder RayBradbury Theclassictimetravelstory

    Ado ConnieWillis CensorshipinaPCworld

    AllYouZombies RobertA.Heinlein Timetravel

    ArticleofFaith MikeResnick ArobotasksquestionsaboutGod

    AsChemisttoChemist IsaacAsimov Acrypticmessagefromonechemisttoanother.

    AttheRialto ConnieWillis QuantummechanicsaccordingtoaconferenceinHollywood

  • BloodMusic GregBear Earlynanotechnology

    ChipRunner RobertSilverberg Ayoungboywantstobecomeacomputer

    Desertion CliffordD.Simak ExplorersonJupiterkeepdesertingfortheirteam

    DiamondRain SteveBuick Aworldrotatessoquicklythatdaysandnightslastfourhourseach.

    DividedbyInfinity RobertCharlesWilson Amanfindssomeunusualbookswhicharefakes,buttheyare

    authentic.

    EarthHour KenMacleod Awealthmanisstalkedbyanassassin.

  • EndoftheWorld AlmaAlexander AwomantakesatriptowitnesstheendoftheEarth

    FireWatch ConnieWillis TimetraveltotheLondonblitz

    FlowersforAlgernon DanielKeyes Surgeryisusedtoincreaseamansintellect.

    GoldenApplesoftheSun RayBradbury Collectingsolarmaterialasanenergysource

    HalfLife PaulPreuss ThefictionallastdaysofMarieCurie

    HealthHazard HowardL.Myers Aninhabitantofanotherplanetishavingaproblempurchasingher

    favoriteEarthfood chocolate.

    HistoryLesson ArthurC.Clarke VenusianstrytodeciphermaterialsfromalongdeadEarth.

  • HowToTalkToGirlsAtParties NeilGaiman Teenageboysgotoapartytomeetgirls

    Instinct LesterDelRey Robotslabortorecreatetheextincthumanrace.

    Join LizColeman Returninghometovisithisfamily,amanmustinform

    themhehasmarriedanalien.

    LastContact StephenBaxter Afieldofdarkenergyisdevouringtheuniverse

    LightofOtherDays BobShaw Imagesareretainedforalongtimeinslowglass.

    MakingLight JamesP.Hogan Acorporationbidsforacontracttomakeastandard

    MarkIVuniverse.

  • Nightfall IsaacAsimov Multiplesunsprovideconstantlight.Nightcomesevery

    2500years

    Omnilingual H.BeamPiper TryingtodecipherwritingsofalongdeadMartianrace

    PatedeFoie Gras IsaacAsimov Thegooselaysgoldeneggs

    RelativisticEffects GregoryBenford A7000passengershiptravelingfromEarthislockedinfull

    thrust

    SamsonintheTempleofScience HarryHarrison Samson,ajanitorataresearchlab,learnsabouthisorigin.

    SchrodingersKitten GeorgeAlecEffinger AMiddleEasternwomantravelsthroughalternaterealities.

    Softlight Sins PeterF.Hamilton Anewproceduretopunishacriminaldeleteshismemory

    andpersonality.

  • TemporalChirality BrianAdddle,MichaelJ.S.Dewar,HansKrapp,TillE.Spiegeland(inpart)MichelObb Aspooftechnicalpaper

    TheBeautifulPeople CharlesBeaumont Ateenagegirlisapproachingtheagewhenshewill

    undergoanoperationtomakeherbeautifullikeeveryoneelse.

    TheClockworkAtomicBomb DominicGreen Aweaponsinspectorfinddevicesleftoverfromawar,but

    theeconomyofthecountryisbuiltonthem. TheColdEquations TomGodwin

    Ayounggirlstowsawayonanemergencydispatchship. TheCuriousCaseofBenjaminButton F.Scott

    Fitzgerald Aformoftimetravelasthemaincharacterisbornoldand

    agesbackward. TheFeelingofPower IsaacAsimov

    Humans,inafuturecomputerizedworld,haveforgottenhowtodomath.Onemanfiguresouthowtodopaperandpencilarithmetic..

  • TheFoodoftheGods ArthurC.Clarke Animalsarenolongerslaughteredandallfoodisnowsynthesized.A

    companyisproducinganewfoodthathasbecomeverypopular. TheHammerofGod ArthurC.Clarke

    AnasteroidisheadedtowardEarth TheLastQuestion IsaacAsimov

    Canentropybereversed? TheMinorityReport PhilipK.Dick

    Predictingfuturecrimes. TheMonkeysPaw W.W.Jacobs

    Whathappenswhenyoumakethreewishes. TheNineBillionNamesofGod ArthurC.Clarke

    BuddhistmonkshaveatasktowriteallthenamesofGod. TheRiddleoftheUniverseandItsSolution Christopher

    Cherniak Acomputerresearchprojectincludescontentthatproduces

    catatoniainanyonewhoviewsit.

  • TheSentinel ArthurC.Clarke Preludeto2001SpaceOdyssey

    TheShangriLaAffair Lavie Tidhar Asearchforavirusthatbringspeace

    TheSidonintheMirror ConnieWillis Lifeonaburnedoutstarmininghydrogen.

    TheStar ArthurC.Clarke Agroupofspaceexplorersdiscoveravaultcontainingrecords

    ofacivilizationthatwasdestroyedwhentheirsunwentnova. TheVariableMan PhilipK.Dick

    AmanfromthepasthelpsafutureTerran societyinawar. TheVerySlowTimeMachine IanWatson

    Atimemachinetravelsbackintimebyonehoureveryhour. ThereWillComeSoftRains RayBradbury

    Thestoryofanautomatedhouse

  • Thiotimoline (TheEndochronic PropertiesofResublimedThiotimoline) IsaacAsimov Aspooftechnicalpaper actuallypublished.

    TooBad IsaacAsimov Ahumansizedrobotcapableofinfiniteself

    miniaturization,iscalledupontosavethelifeofhiscancerstrickenhumaninventor

    Understand TedChaing Anexperimentaldrugisusedtoboostintellegence

    WaitingforRain MaryRobinetteKowal Awinegrowerneedstopayforrainforhiscrops.

    WeCanRememberItforYouWholesale PhilipK.Dick StorythatwasthebasisforthefilmTotalRecall

  • ScienceArticles(bytopic/application)

    ArtandspecialEffects:Arthasbeenanimportantaspectofsciencefiction,notonlytheillustrationsinsciencefictionstoriesandthecoverartforsciencefictionmagazines,butamajorcontributiontothemoviesandtodaysspecialeffects.

  • ArtandspecialEffects: KingKong.

    AnarticlefromInvention&Technologyaboutthemakingoftheoriginalmovie.

    StarWizards. AnarticlefromInvention&Technologyaboutspecialeffectsin StarWarsandCloseEncounters

    ToBoldlyPaintWhatNoManHasPaintedBefore.

    AnarticlefromInvention&TechnologyaboutChesley Bonestell whocreatedpaintingsofotherworldsthathelpedinspirethespaceprogram.

  • JurassicPark:IsJurassicParkpossible?Thesearticlesrelatetothesciencebehindthestory.

    AncientDNA CapturedinAmber

    Nanotechnology: QuantumMechanicalComputers

    ShamansofSmall WaitingforBreakthroughs

    SpaceTravel: IsntItIonic?

  • StarTrek: BeamMeUp NegativeEnergy,WormHoles,WarpDrive

    QuantumTeleportation StarTreksSlowStart WhereNoOneHasGoneBeforeChemistryinStarTrek

    StarWars: HowStarWarsSurprisedtheWorld

    TimeTravel: BuildaTimeMachine QuantumPhysicsofTimeTravel

  • Bibliographies

    BibliographyofScienceFiction(ABibliographyofScienceRelatedScienceFiction) ConnieWillis

    ScienceFictionAboutPhysics ConnieWillis ScienceandScienceFiction(ScienceandScienceFiction,WithemphasisonChemistryandScienceFiction) DavidA.Katz

    ScienceFictionintheClassroom(WaystoUseScienceFictionintheClassroom) ConnieWillis,DavidKatz,andCourtneyWillis

  • ScienceFictionWebSites

    Technovelgy (technovelgee!) TheTechnovelgy websitewhichlistsinventions,technologyandideasofsciencefictionwriters.

    TimelineofScienceFictionIdeas,TechnologyandInventions

    GlossaryofScienceFictionIdeas,TechnologyandInventions

    ScienceFictionintheNews:Predictionsofsciencefictionwritersthatarecomingtrueintodaysworld

  • CenterfortheStudyofScienceFiction ThisistheJ.WayneandElsieGunnCenterfortheStudyofScienceFictionattheUniversityofKansas.

    Newsoflectures,conferences,awards,workshops,andcompetitions

    Essaysonsciencefiction Linkstosciencefictionwebsitesandotherresourcesincludingteachingandscholarlyresources

    Alistingofabasicsciencefictionlibrarywithlinkstosources

  • SciFiScience Awebsitecreatedbyagroupofprofessionalscientiststoexplorethetruescienceunderlyingpopularsciencefiction.SciFiTopics DoctorWho Other SciFi Fantasy

    (NonSciFi)TimeTravelCrystalPowerTeleportationAliensHyperdriveShieldsWeaponsImmortalityandDeathDoomsday

    EpisodesTheDoctorsCompanionsEnemiesTorchwoodMore

    StarTrekStarWarsFringeFireflyAlienTerminatorPlanet oftheApesVManyothers

    HarryPotterLordoftheRingsSpidermanTomb RaiderIndianaJonesIronManXMenFrankensteinKingKongManyothers

  • AboutSF TheEducationaloutreacharmof theCenterfortheStudyofScienceFictionandisajointprojectofthescienceFictionandFantasyWritersofAmericaandtheScienceFictionResearchAssociation.

    ScienceFictionPodcasts!Anumberofreadingsofstories

    TalksandConventions(mainlyinKansas) ResourcesforstudyingscienceFiction Reader'sguidesandteacherresources.

  • TheBestScienceFictionStoriesEverWritten AwebsitebyRustywithanextensivelistingofsciencefictionshortstories,adescriptionofeachstory,andwheretofindthem.

    Infnity plus Awebsiteforsciencefiction,fantasy,andhorrorstories,extracts,reviews,interviewsandmore.

  • ScienceFictionReadingListforCHM121INforSpring2012

    ASoundofThunder Ado BloodMusic FlowersforAlgernon HealthHazard HistoryLesson Join LightofOtherDays Nightfall Omnilingual Softlight Sins TheColdEquations TheCuriousCaseofBenjaminButton TheLastQuestion TheMinorityReport