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Education Technology and Science Fiction

A Hack Education Project

Novels, Short Stories, and Comics

  • Abrashkin, Raymond and Jay Williams. Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine
  • Asimov, Isaac. "The Feeling of Power"
  • ---. "The Fun They Had"
  • ---. "Profession"
  • Bradbury, Ray. "All Summer in a Day"
  • ---. The Veldt"
  • Card, Orson Scott. The Ender's Game series
  • Cline, Ernest. Ready Player One
  • Doctorow, Cory. Homeland
  • ---. Little Brother
  • Elgin, Suzette Haden. "For the Sake of Grace"
  • Heinlein, Robert. Citizen of the Galaxy
  • ---. Starship Trooper
  • ---. Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Herbert, Frank. Dune
  • Hesse, Hermann. The Glass Bead Game
  • Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World
  • Jemisin, N. K. The Fifth Season
  • Lee, Stan and Jack Kirby. X-Men
  • LeGuin, Ursula. Earthsea series
  • Mariz, Rae. The Unidentified
  • Okorafor, Nnedi. Binti
  • Padgett, Lewis. "Mimsy Were the Borogoves"
  • Reed, Robert. "The Cuckoo's Boys"
  • Roth, Veronica. Divergent series
  • Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter series
  • Sansing, Chad. "The Evaluation"
  • Sheffield, Charles and Jerry Pournelle. Higher Education
  • Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein
  • Simak, Clifford. "The Immigrant"
  • Skinner, B. F. Walden Two
  • Slonczewski, Joan. The Highest Frontier
  • Stephenson, Neal. Big U
  • ---. Diamond Age: or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
  • Vinge, Vernor. Fast Times at Fairmont High
  • ---. Rainbow's End
  • Vonnegut, Kurt. Player Piano

Television and Films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Class of 1999
  • Forbidden Planet
  • The Jetsons
  • "Dobie versus the Machine." The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  • The Matrix
  • Serenity
  • "Spock's Brain." Star Trek: The Original Series


  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
  • Starfleet Academy
  • Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters

  • Like all my projects, this site is hosted on GitHub. That means you can submit a pull request in order to suggest I add something to the list. Issues complaining that things on this list aren't "real science fiction" will surely be deleted.

    Image credits: Bryan Mathers. Last updated: December 2018