Daily Lessons for Teaching Schismatrix Plus

Bruce Sterling
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Lesson 1 (from Part One: Sundog Zones: Chapter One)


Lindsay lands on Zaibatsu seeking political asylum.

The objective of this lesson is to gain a better understanding of Zaibatsu as one of the Circumlunar worlds.


1) Initiate a class discussion on the kinds of things Lindsay learns from the camera that is the first to greet him when he wakes up. What kinds of things does Lindsay not like about the place that are hinted at in the text?

2) Break the class into groups of two or three and have them discuss Lindsay's only civil right. Suggest reasons why such a right might be useful on a planet inhabited largely by criminals.

3) In short essay form, explain why immediate termination of individuals for undefined reasons would be an advantage on a planet inhabited by criminals. To whom would it be an advantage and why?

4) In essay form, discuss the fall of Zaibatsu from honeymoon planet...

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