Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Educators’ Guide for The Savage Humanists

by Rob - March 12th, 2009.
Filed under: RJS Books.

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

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