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15 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels That Should Be Taught In Schools

By Matt Heckler Dec 10, 2013

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The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

This one would DEFINITELY not be appropriate at a high school level due to some pretty intense content, but colleges around the world could learn a lot from practically anything Paolo Bacigalupi has ever done. The Windup Girl is not just a wonderful sci-fi novel, but it deftly examines the effect we have on the environment, as well as carefully looking at gender roles and the not-so-nice tendency corporations tend to make the world a far worse place to live.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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