24 April 2008

Science fiction... or science fact?

Writers like HG Wells, Phillip K. Dick and Douglas Adams may not feature in most English Literature classes – but they could find their way onto the science syllabus, if a visiting lecturer has his way.

Kenneth MacLeod, renowned Scottish science-fiction writer and Glasgow University alumnus, will this week deliver a lecture asking ‘Does science fiction contribute to the public understanding of science?’

Mr MacLeod, who has degrees in Zoology and Biomechanics, will argue that science fiction provides an open and lucid forum in which to discuss the implications of new technology.

1 comment:

warlock said...

Sci Fi doesnt get nearly enough crddit. Some of the greatest 20th C literature is in sci fi. Brave new world, the matrix etc. genius.