Skip to Main Content

MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 54402
Genre Fiction Workshop:
Focused Science Fiction Workshop & Literature

Instructor: Nicole McInnes

Class Type: Workshop & Literature

Course Description:
Open to longtime readers and writers of science fiction as well as those new to the genre, this Literature/Workshop course focuses on the study and analysis of science fiction published in the last century combined with the creation and critique of students' original science fiction pages (either short stories or excerpts from longer works-in-progress). The course structure alternates between literature reading/discussion weeks and workshop weeks. Weekly journal assignments give students the opportunity to respond to short articles about the craft and innovation of science fiction as a constantly evolving form of literature.

Textbooks (2):

Title: The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SF Hall of Fame)
Publisher: Orb Books; First edition (February 1, 2005)
ISBN: 978-0765305374

Title: The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Annual edition (July 3, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1250164636


Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301