Instructor: Nick Mazzuca
Length of course: 8 weeks
Course description: Science fiction is about creating new worlds, but to make those worlds authentic you need to fill in the details. Worlds are living, breathing things that shape your characters and present the challenges they must overcome. This course will dig into how various science fiction writers have designed their worlds, how they use those worlds to tell their stories, and which key bits of flavor make them memorable. Students will join an online roundtable, analyze classic and contemporary works of science fiction, and use the tools they learn to generate a final short story with feedback from their peers and instructor.