ONLINE CLASS: Reading the Future: Exploring The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2116)

Three Saturdays: January 16, 23, 30, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

$100.00 (10% off for members)

Join us for an introduction to speculative fiction, a broad genre encompassing science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, horror, and other stories containing fantastical elements. Participants need not have any prior experience in these genres. 

Together we’ll read through the anthology in segments, discussing an array of stories that demonstrate how contemporary authors like Elizabeth Bear, Victor LaValle, Tobias Buckell, Matthew Baker, Rion Amilcar Scott, and Rebecca Roanhorse are examining human lives and relationships through alternate realities. 

Class will meet online in three separate Zoom sessions lasting two hours each. Before the first meeting, and in between meetings, students will read assigned stories, which we’ll discuss in class. Participants will prepare for rich discussions by submitting brief written reflections on the stories that most interest them.

Three Saturdays: January 16, 23, 30, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Online Class.

Required Text:

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2020, Editor: Diana Gabaldon; Series Editor: John Joseph Adams (9781328613103)

Tara Campbell ( is a writer, teacher, Kimbilio Fellow, and fiction editor at Barrelhouse. She is the recipient of the following awards from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: the 2016 Larry Neal Writers' Award in Adult Fiction, the 2016 Mayor's Arts Award for Outstanding New Artist, and Arts and Humanities Fellowships for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Prior publication credits include SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, Jellyfish Review, Booth, Strange Horizons and Escape Pod/Artemis Rising. She's also the author of a novel, TreeVolution, and three collections: Circe's Bicycle, Midnight at the Organporium (which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly), and Political AF: A Rage Collection. She received her MFA from American University in 2019.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By John Joseph Adams (Editor), Diana Gabaldon (Editor)
ISBN: 9781328613103
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Published: Mariner Books - November 3rd, 2020