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The Jewel-Hinged Jaw : Notes on the Language of Science Fiction.

Author: Samuel R Delany; Matthew Cheney
Publisher: Middletown : Wesleyan University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An indispensable work of science fiction criticism revised and expanded.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Delany, Samuel R.
Jewel-Hinged Jaw : Notes on the Language of Science Fiction.
Middletown : Wesleyan University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel R Delany; Matthew Cheney
ISBN: 9780819568830 081956883X 9780819572462 0819572462
OCLC Number: 767498630
Description: 1 online resource (494 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Prefaces and Acknowledgments; Ethical Aesthetics, An Introduction by Matthew Cheney; 1. About 5,750 Words; 2. Critical Methods / Speculative Fiction; 3. Quarks; 4. Thickening the Plot; 5. Faust and Archimedes; 6. Alyx; 7. Prisoners' Sleep; 8. Letter to the Symposium on "Women In Science Fiction"; 9. To Read The Dispossessed; 10. A Fictional Architecture That Manages Only with Great Difficulty Not Once to Mention Harlan Ellison; Appendixes; A. Midcentury; B. Letter to a Critic; Index.

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