1. According to Butler, what is "positive obsession" and what is positive obsession's connection to human greatness?
2. How does her life and work relate to her claims?
3. Is she right? Why or why not?
4. What kind of role do you think she thinks literature in general, and science-fiction in particular, can play in human growth and social change? Why?
5. When Bruce Ching is asked about a seminar or workshop he
attended, he sometimes responds by explaining what he "took home from
the workshop." What might someone take home from this essay?