Thursday, March 12, 2009

Educators' Guide for The Savage Humanists

When I commissioned the anthology The Savage Humanists, edited by Prof. Fiona Kelleghan of the University of Miami, for my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint at Red Deer Press, the idea was to produce a modern teaching anthology of science fiction: recent meaty stories by Hugo and Nebula finalists that could be used in the classroom.

Toward that end, we included a 17,000-word scholarly introduction by Fiona (which formed the basis of the cover story that took up most of the December 2008 issue of The New York Review of Science Fiction), and her extensive notes along with the stories.

And what stories! The anthology contains work by Gregory Frost, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, Jonathan Lethem, James Morrow, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, Tim Sullivan, and Connie Willis.

And now we've gone a step further. Prof. Kelleghan has prepared a comprehensive 7,000-word educators' guide (or teachers' guide) to the anthology -- and we're giving it away as a PDF right here.

Fiona Kelleghan

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site



At March 12, 2009 4:17 PM , Blogger Donovan S. Brain said...

Great pic of Fiona, and nice to see the book out. I recall when she was trying to get those humanists to admit that they were savage, and it's nice to see it settled. Seeya at ICFA!

At March 12, 2009 7:04 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Thank you! I took that picture of Fiona myself at ICFA last year. We used it on the back cover of her book (probably would have sold more copies if we'd used it on the front! *wink*).

At March 12, 2009 10:34 PM , Blogger Larry Hodges said...

I'll add this to my collection of books to buy at the World SF Con - I wonder how many of the authors I can get to sign it?


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