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In other worlds : SF and the human imagination

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world. This is an exploration of her relationship with the literary form we have come to know as "science fiction," a relationship that has been lifelong, stretching from her
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Science fiction
Named Person: Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 9780385533966 0385533969 9781844087112 1844087115 9780771008481 0771008481 9780307741769 0307741761
OCLC Number: 699764090
Description: x, 255 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: In other worlds : SF and the human imagination : Flying rabbits : denizens of distant space ; Burning bushes: why heaven and hell went to Planet X ; Dire cartographies: the roads to Utopia --
Other deliberations : An introductory note ; Woman on the edge of time by Marge Piercy ; H. Rider Haggard's She ; The queen of quinkdom: The birthday of the world and other stories by Ursula K. Le Guin ; Arguing against ice cream: Enough: staying human in an engineered age by Bill McKibben ; George Orwell: some personal connections ; Ten ways of looking at The island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells ; Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro ; After the last battle: Visa for Avalon by Bryher ; Brave new world by Aldous Huxley ; Of the madness of mad scientists: Jonathan Swift's Grand Academy --
Five tributes : An 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 : An open letter from Margaret Atwood to the Judson Independent School District ; Weird tales covers of the 1930s.
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.
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