In Speculative Fiction, we will explore the art and impact of science fiction and fantasy, from H.G. Wells to George R.R. Martin. We will look at the way this distinct literary form has played with, and shaped, our notions of technology, culture, and science itself. Our exploration will take us from the earliest days of science fiction to the most exciting work being done today, and we see how different authors from different eras have used speculative fiction to discuss important topics like race, gender, identity, war, and the environment. Also, there will be aliens and robots.