Confirmation came from fellow WOTFian Tony Pi that Writers of the Future XXIII will be on the curriculum this summer for the University of Toronto’s Department of English course “Science Fiction” [ENG237H1].
The course description from the U of T website:
This course explores speculative fiction that invents or extrapolates an inner or outer cosmology from the physical, life, social, and human sciences. Typical subjects include AI, alternative histories, cyberpunk, evolution, future and dying worlds, genetics, space/time travel, strange species, theories of everything, utopias, and dystopias.
The class will be studying selected short stories from the anthology, including my story! Sweet! The stories slated for study are:
“The Stone Cipher” by Tony Pi
“Saturn in G Minor” by Stephen Kotowych
“The Frozen Sky” by Jeff Carlson
“Primetime” by Douglas Texter
“The Sun God at Dawn, Rising From A Lotus Blossom” by Andrea Kail
“Ripping Carovella” by Kim Zimring
This is very, very cool news! The course schedule is still preliminary, but the class will run in the May 11-June 19 section of the summer schedule. Anyone interested in more details (or in signing up to study my story!) should visit the University of Toronto Arts & Science homepage here.