I was the guinea pig for the class. I wrote and published a story that takes Billy Pilgrim's wife, Valencia, as its protagonist. She's a minor character in Slaughterhouse-Five, and I've always thought her portrayal was a little unfair (particularly now that I know the marital trouble Vonnegut was going through when he was drafting S-5). Does it make sense that Montana Wildback can tell when Billy time travels, but his wife, Valencia, can't? In my story, "What Valencia Knew," I put Valencia's perspective in the foreground and allow her to become as interesting of a character as any other in the novel. And, yes, there are aliens involved. Click on the link if you want to check it out (and you don't need a Kindle, since you can use the Kindle Cloud Reader).
One of the students in the class, Brian Pals, has already published his parallel story. "Unmanned, or the Passion of Frenchie" is an extension of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Brian did a great job staying true to the novel while writing a unique extension of it. For a while, his story was ranked #1 on the Kindle Worlds Contemporary best-seller page, so congrats to Brian! More work by the students in this class will be published within the next month or so, and I'll make sure to post when it is all available.