For this option you will help us pick this yearâ€™s winner of the Eugie Foster Award for short speculative fiction .If you choose this option,you will read the Eugie Foster Award page to learn about the prize and what it values in speculative fiction,then you will read the five short stories that have been picked as this yearâ€™ s finalists :Finally, using the history and vocabulary you have learned in this class to date,write a 5-7 page(1500-2000 word)analytic essay that responds to the following prompt:â€¢Which story should win the award and why?How does it meet the criteria for good science fiction as described on the Eugie Award page and as weâ€™ve learned it in class?Please note that while the majority of your essay should focus on the winning story ,you can(and may be should)refer to other stories where relevant. Also,please note that this paper should demonstrate your ability to use class concepts with grace ,style ,and accuracy .Therefore you should use class notes and ideas to focus your paper.You may also refer to texts we have examined in this class. Do not do outside research for this.
Use Science Fiction vocab and analysis 5-7 page
Stories and Links
â€¢ Barleycorn by Cae Hawksmoor (Abyss & Apex)
â€¢ The Heart of Owl Abbas by Kathleen Jennings (Tor.com)
â€¢ When We Were Starless by Simone Heller (Clarkesworld)
â€¢ A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium to Portal Fantasies by Alix E. Harrow (Apex)
â€¢ The War of Light and Shadow, in Five Dishes by Siobhan Carroll (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)