“We all learn a lot from reading science fiction books—not just the cool ideas, but also the fascinating thought experiments. But college professors often reach for classic science fiction when they’re planning classes on literature, society or philosophy. Here are 11 science fiction books that are often taught in college” Sourced through Scoop.it from: io9.com.

GR:  There are many other instructive SciFi books. Not wishing to start a debate, I will mention two I can see on my shelf that would be worth a lesson or two:  Flight of the Dragonfly (Forward) and Stranger in a Strange Land (Heinlein).