Why Spice Is a Staple of Science Fiction

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Lisa Yaszek, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Institute of Technology, was featured in the Food and Wine, December 28, article, “Why Spice Is a Staple of Science Fiction.” The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit in the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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For many writers, creating new worlds in genre requires first mining through the social and scientific things they’re familiar with and then making them unfamiliar, either by changing their composition or context. Speaking to Food and Wine, Georgia Tech University professor and former president of the Science Fiction Research Association Lisa Yaszek noted that because spice is both a regionally distinctive and internationally mundane aspect of life, it’s a fitting launching board for establishing that familiar and unfamiliar dichotomy in a world of altered technology.

For the full article, visit the Food and Wine website.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

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Institute and Campus
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food, wine, SPICE, life
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  • Created On: Jan 22, 2018 - 10:10am
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