Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds, one of the books covered in Gary Wolfe’s course

Let Gary Wolfe teach you “How Great Science Fiction Works.” Gary K. Wolfe is one of the most prolific and influential commentators on science fiction, including several books, plus criticism in Locus Magazine. And now, he has a 24-lecture audio class on the history of science fiction, “How Great Science Fiction Works.” The class, which includes a 215-page course book, and a rundown of the most essential books in science fiction history, is available from The Great Courses, but is also free for Audible members. [via SFSignal]

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