Speculative Fiction in Education, Post #7: 6. Any anecdotes you canshare that support the use of speculative fiction in the classroom?

Any anecdotes you can share that support the use of speculative fiction in the classroom?

From Dan Willis: I tried everything I could think of to get my daughter interested in reading.  It wasn’t until she discovered the Rick Riordan books, however, that she really learned to love it.  It was the same teacher my son has now who pointed her at those.

From Eric G. Swedin: Science fiction (and other branches of speculative fiction) profoundly affected the person that I became.  And in my opinion, those effects were all for the good.