I'm taking a class called Science-Fiction, The Future as History. I'm supposed to write a paper on Gender Roles and Sexuality in Sci-Fi, but the book my teacher suggested, "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula Le Guin, is incredibly boring. I just can't work with it. I'm also working with "A Handmaid's tale", which seems better, but I'm only a few pages in. Anyway, our minimum requirements are two novels, one short story and a movie. I'm also hoping I can pull in Torchwood somehow, but I'm still waiting for my teacher to accept that as Sci-Fi and not fantasy. So any suggestion about novels, movies, short-stories, anime, TV-series and whatever would be really helpful. Also any thoughts on the subject would be great. To be honest, I’m also a bit unsure of what he wants me to do about sexuality. This was one of many topics I could choose from, and while I get gender roles, sexuality has me a bit stomped. I talked to my teacher about it, but he thought I should interpret it myself… Maybe the lack of realistic female sexuality and homosexuality, as the genre is predominately written by straight males.