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The Cambridge companion to science fiction

Author: Edward James; Farah Mendlesohn
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge collections online.; Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields; it draws on popular culture, and engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the genre from different angles.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cambridge companion to science fiction.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003043808
(OCoLC)51752344
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward James; Farah Mendlesohn
ISBN: 0511078293 9780511078293 0511075189 9780511075186 051107672X 9780511076725 051112080X 9780511120800 0521816262 9780521816267 0521016576 9780521016575
OCLC Number: 57417367
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 295 pages).
Contents: Introduction, Reading science fiction / Farah Mendlesohn --
Science fiction before the genre / Brian Stableford --
Magazine era : 1926-1960 / Brian Attebery --
New Wave and backwash : 1960-1980 / Damien Broderick --
Science fiction from 1980 to the present / John Clute --
Film and television / Mark Bould --
Science fiction and its editors / Gary K. Wolfe--
Marxist theory and science fiction / Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. --
Feminist theory and science fiction / Veronica Hollinger --
Postmodernism and science fiction / Andrew M. Butler --
Science fiction and queer theory / Wendy Pearson --
Icons of science fiction / Gwyneth Jones --
Science fiction and the life sciences / Joan Slonczewski and Michael Levy --
Hard science fiction / Kathryn Cramer --
Space opera / Gary Westfahl --
Alternate history / Andy Duncan. Utopias and anti-utopias / Edward James --
Politics and science fiction / Ken Macleod --
Gender in science fiction / Helen Merrick --
Race and ethnicity in science fiction / Elisabeth Anne Leonard --
Religion and science fiction / Farah Mendlesohn.
Series Title: Cambridge collections online.; Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Companion to science fiction
Responsibility: edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn.

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