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Science & Science Fiction

Genres: Fiction, Novel, Short Story



6 Sessions

Start Date: January 17, 2024
End Date: February 28, 2024
No Class: (skip days) 2/14/2024
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $302.40
General Price: $336.00

With Dan Koboldt's Putting the Science in Fiction as a guide, students will examine the genre of science fiction through scientific principles and speculative concepts. Each week, students will read both popular science articles and science fiction stories. Students can choose how "hard" or "soft" they wish to approach the material. By the end of class, students will have written a science fiction short story, novel fragment, or even piece of speculative poetry that will be workshopped by the class.


  • This class includes:
    • Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
  • Work outside of class: 2-3 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

No class on 2/14/2024


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Noah Lemelson

Noah Lemelson


Noah Lemelson is a speculative fiction writer based in Los Angeles. His short stories have appeared in Planet Scumm, Allegory, and Interzone among others. His debut dieselpunk novel, The Sightless City was released in 2021. Find more at

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