Anatomy of Wonder
New York: R.R. Bowker, 1976.
The history of science fiction plus an annotated bibliography of science fiction books from the 19th century to the present. Also includes a bibliography of juvenile science fiction.
Boucher, Anthony, ed.
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction
. 2 vols. Garden City: Doubleday, 1959.
A collection of science fiction short stories, some by women writers. Many stories are not appropriate for middle school. Includes “Dead Center” by Judith Merrill.
Cambridge: NESFA Press, 1977.
Discusses the advantages of teaching science fiction.
The Illustrated Man.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1951.
Anthology of short stories, not all of which are appropriate for middle school students. Includes “The Veldt,” “The Other Foot,” and “The Rocket Man.”
Hoomes, Eleanor Wolfe.
Hawthorne: Educational Impressions, 1984.
Provides some solid background information for students and teachers. A workbook format. Has many ideas for science fiction writing activities.
Kauffman, Draper L.
A Guide to Future
Palm Springs: ETC, 1976.
Includes the rationale for teaching the future as well as the how-to. Many good ideas for classroom activities.
Lundwall, Sam J.
What It’s All About.
New York: Ace, 1971.
A comprehensive discussion of the genre of science fiction. Interesting chapter on women in science fiction.
Flood and Other Stories.
Hastings-on-Hudson: Ultramarine Publishing, 1979.
Collection of McIntyre’s short stories. Includes “Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand.”
Its Criticism and Teaching.
New York: Methuen, 1980.
The past and present of science fiction and some reasons for teaching it.
A Collection of Essays.
Englewood: Prentice-Hall, 1976.
Rose’s introduction to this collection is excellent. Many discussions on the value of reading and teaching science fiction.
Scholes, Robert and Rabkin, Eric S.
London: Oxford, 1977.
Background information on the genre including discussions of specific writers.
Welcome to the Monkey House
. New York: Delacourte, 1968.
Anthology of short stories. Use caution in choosing from this book as not all stories are appropriate, especially for middle school students. Includes “Harrison Bergeron” and “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.”
Wollheim, Donald ed.
The 1978 Annual World’s Best SF
. New York: Daw Books, 1978.
Anthology of more modern science fiction writers. Includes “Child of the Sun” by James Gunn.