Plus Pilots: Ender’s Game: Politics and War in Science Fiction

Man your battle stations for political readings of two popular science fiction novels-and the real-life wars they parallel.
Plus Pilots: Ender’s Game: Politics and War in Science Fiction is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pilot! I enjoyed this pilot. The professor's knowledge and enthusiasm were evident and I found him an engaging lecturer. I would be interested in a complete course on Politics and War in Science Fiction
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed Professor Adler's course "How Science Shapes Science Fiction". He is able to draw up on a vast repertoire of science fiction works to give examples on a broad variety of topics. I enjoyed his analysis in this lecture and would like to see a full course expanding on Politics and War in Science Fiction.
Date published: 2021-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is extremely intriguing I hope in future episodes I hope he discusses the work of Gordon R .Dickson, where the preservation of resources and personnel on bot sides is a key aspect.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting subject The subject is very intelligently explain and I am very curious to continue and see what other pieces of SF will be discussed.
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorry to give a negative review Maybe I'v been spoiled by Steven Gimbel's wonderful courses, but I found this quite thin. In the description, it says the lecture would discuss "how both books interpret the philosophy and psychology of warfare". I feel like I missed that bit. Clausewitz, PTSD and sociobiology were briefly mentioned but nothing is gone into in any depth. It's a shame as obviously these two novels offer a great opportunity for this sort of analysis.
Date published: 2020-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pilot Review Seems like a book report. I recommend lectures by David Kyle Johnson as doing a much better job.
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed his other lectures I like all of his lectures.He has a good way of presenting facts and ideas.
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoughtful analysis I've watched Professor Adler's series "How Science Shapes Science Fiction" and enjoyed it. This series promises to be as well-presented and the subject as well-analysed.
Date published: 2020-12-11
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Overview

Examine the interpretations and parallels to real-life wars, as presented in the science fiction novels "Enders Game" and "The Forever War."
Plus Pilots: Ender’s Game: Politics and War in Science Fiction

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Ender’s Game: Politics and War in Science Fiction

01: Ender’s Game: Politics and War in Science Fiction

Looking at two iconic and award-wining works of science fiction, Enders Game and The Forever War, Professor Adler examines how both books interpret the philosophy and psychology of warfare. He also explores how the two books feature military training tactics as a reflection of real-world strategies.

30 min