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Metamorphoses of science fiction : on the poetics and history of a literary genre

Author: Darko Suvin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darko Suvin
ISBN: 0300022506 9780300022506 0300023758 9780300023756
OCLC Number: 3845148
Performer(s): ISBN 0-300-02375-8 Pbk : £6.45.
Description: xviii, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Poetics: Estrangement and cognition --
SF and the genological jungle --
Defining the literary genre of Utopia: some historical semantics, some genology, a proposal, and a plea --
SF and the novum --
2. History: Introduction to older SF history: The alternative island --
The shift to anticipation: radical rhapsody and romantic recoil --
Liberalism mutes the anticipation: the space binding machines --
Anticipating the sunburst: dream, vision -or nightmare? --
Introduction to newer SF history: Wells as the turning point of the SF tradition --
The time machine versus Utopia as structural models for SF --
Russian SF and its Utopian tradition --
Karel Čapek, or the aliens among us.
Responsibility: Darko Suvin.

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