This title examines the genre of science fiction in Kindred, A Wrinkle in Time, 1984, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and The 5th Wave. It features four analysis papers that consider science fiction, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.