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ALA Annual 2014: Sci Fi on the Fly

alaac14_logoMy science fiction knowledge extends to Star Wars, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the new Star Trek movies. That’s about it– so I was excited to attend the session at ALA Annual that was all about science fiction for people like me: who know very little about the genre.

The program was presented by Dr. Karin Perry, Assistant Professor of Library Science at Sam Houston State University in Texas. She expertly went through a variety of books (some I had actually read!) and broke them down in the subcategories: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocolypic, Steampunk/Biopunk/Cyberpunk, Robots/Androids/Cyborgs/Artificial Intelligence, Space/Aliens/Extra-Terrestrials, Time Travel/Parallel Universe, and Virtual Reality/Gaming.

She covered so many books that it would be impossible to list here, but Karin put her slideshow online¬†which I know I will be referring to for reader’s advisory.

Be sure to check it out if you struggle with science fiction like I do!


-Faythe Arredondo

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  1. Thank you so much for posting about my presentation on the blog. How cool!

  2. Karolina Karolina

    THANK YOU for posting the slides! This is very helpful! :)

  3. Faythe Faythe

    I knew there was no way I could do Karin’s list justice so I decided to post the slides! I’m glad you guys liked my idea!

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