Nature and Evolution of Science Fiction

Instructor: Thomas Lombardo, PhD

This workshop examines the evolutionary history of science fiction from ancient to contemporary times. Covering science fiction literature, art, cinema, comics, culture, and scholarship, the workshop discusses the appeal, value, and influence of science fiction on the modern world and foresight and futures thinking, and the impact of cultural trends on science fiction.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the holistic, integrative, and cultural nature of science fiction
  • Identify important authors, themes, and literary and cinematic works of science fiction
  • Describe significant ways in which science fiction has influenced futures studies and foresight
  • Explain how science fiction can enhance futures thinking and foresight

Offering Details


3 Days

Class Size

Up to 30 participants


Suggested for middle or
experienced managers

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