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Crash Course in Science Fiction (301)

Do you have a go-to readers’ advisory strategy for helping readers of science fiction? Whether your readers are fans of space operas or alternate histories, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best science fiction has to offer your readers — from first contact to climate change apocalypses.

This session covers: *️⃣ Popular subgenres, appeals, and themes. *️⃣ Current trends and authors to watch. *️⃣ How to help readers of science fiction. *️⃣ Other popular media in the genre.

If you're a librarian, educator, or avid science fiction reader, this crash course is perfect for you.

In addition to the webinar, you will have access to the following bonus materials:
*️⃣ 7 videos on using NoveList Plus to find recommended reads lists, using the appeals mixer, browsing by genres and awards, and more.
*️⃣ 3 downloadable Genre Guides by NoveList, one each for adults, teens, and older kids.

This course will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. This course is also available as part of our subscription offerings for libraries and consortia. For group rates or subscription package options, please contact us at

Estimated completion...: 1 hour

  • Crash Course in Science Fiction
  • Crash Course Feedback Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever