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The Cambridge companion to American science fiction

Author: Eric Carl Link; Gerry Canavan
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience. Science fiction in America has long served to reflect the country's hopes, desires, ambitions, and fears. The ideas and conventions associated with science fiction are pervasive throughout American film and television, comics and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Carl Link; Gerry Canavan
ISBN: 9781107052468 1107052467 1107694272 9781107694279
OCLC Number: 889324108
Description: xxx, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The mightiest machine: the development of American science fiction from the 1920s to the 1960s / Gary Westfahl; 2. Dangerous visions: new-wave and post-new-wave science fiction / Darren Harris-Fain; 3. American science fiction after 9/11 / David M. Higgins; 4. Afrofuturism in American science fiction / Lisa Yaszek; 5. Feminist and queer science fiction in America / Alexis Lothian; 6. The futures market: American utopias / Mark Bould; 7. American slipstream: science fiction and literary respectability / Rob Latham; 8. Hollywood science fiction / Sherryl Vint; 9. US superpower and superpowered Americans in science fiction and comic books / Matthew Costello; 10. Digital games and science fiction / Patrick Jagoda; 11. Fandom and fan culture / Karen Hellekson; 12. American frontiers / John Rieder; 13. Science, technology and the environment / Priscilla Wald; 14. American weird / Roger Luckhurst; 15. After America / Rebekah C. Sheldon.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Eric Carl Link, University of Memphis, Gerry Canavan, Marquette University.

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