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In other worlds : science fiction and the human imagination

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: London : Virago, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is Margaret Atwood's account of her relationship with the literary form we have come to know as science fiction.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Science fiction
Named Person: Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 9781844087556 1844087557
OCLC Number: 797980999
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: viii, 255 pages ; ♯c20 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: In Other Worlds: 5F and the Human Imagination --
Flying Rabbits: Denizens of Distant Spaces --
Burning Bushes: Why Heaven and Hell Went to Planet X --
Dire Cartographies: The Roads to Ustopia --
Other Oeliberations --
Introductory Note --
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy --
H. Rider Haggard's She --
Queen of Quinkdom: The Birthday of the World and Other Stories / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Arguing Against Ice Cream: Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age / Bill McKibben --
George Orwell: Some Personal Connections --
Ten Ways of Looking at The Island of Doctor Moreau / H. G. Wells --
Never Let Me Go / Kazuo Ishiguro --
After the Last Battle: Visa for Avalon / Bry Aher --
Brave New World / Aldous Huxley --
Of the Madness of Mad Scientists: Jonathan Swift's Grand Academy --
Five Tributes --
Introductory Note --
Cryogenics: A Symposium --
Cold-Blooded --
Homelanding --
Time Capsule Found on the Dead Planet --
"The Peach Women of Aa'A" from The Blind Assassin --
Appendices --
Open Letter from Margaret Atwood to the Judson Independent School District --
Weird Tales Covers of the 1930s.
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