Unformatted text preview: cyberpunk is watching Gully Foyle become a moral creature, during his sequence of transfigurations (keep all heroes going long enough, and they become gods). Is this an accurate assessment of the protagonist’s development? Why or why not? 4. If Gully Foyle could be considered a metahuman, how might he fit into the Kingdom Come story? Would he wind up in the gulag, or align himself with the Justice League, or Batman, or what? See especially pp. 250-255. 5. This story is not likely to be a feminist’s favorite science fiction book ever, but there are some strong women characters: Robin, Jez, and Olivia. Are they just there as “eye candy,” or are they essential to the meaning of the work, or what? 6. How does Bester’s view of humanity’s destiny in space—and on Earth—relate to Bradbury’s vision in The Martian Chronicles ? 7. How does Gully Goyle’s story arc relate to the Hero’s Journey, as articulated by Campbell (see Web site summary)?...
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- The Martian Chronicles