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Speaking science fiction : dialogues and interpretations

Author: Andy Sawyer; David Seed
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 21.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging volume explores the various dialogues that flourish between different aspects of science fiction: academics and fans, writers and readers; ideological stances and national styles; different interpretations of the genre; and how language and?voices? are used in constructing SF. Introduced by the acclaimed novelist Brian W. Aldiss, the essays range from studies of writers such as Robert A. Heinlein,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic book
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Speaking science fiction.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000
(DLC) 2001411146
(OCoLC)45829293
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Sawyer; David Seed
ISBN: 9781846314124 1846314127 9781781380741 1781380740
OCLC Number: 276233165
Notes: Papers from a conference held in Liverpool in 1996.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Speaking Science Fiction: Introduction / Brian W. Aldiss --
Who Speaks Science Fiction? / Andy Sawyer --
Science Fiction Dialogues / David Seed --
Speaking of Homeplace, Speaking from Someplace / Candas Jane Dorsey --
Speaking Science Fiction --
Out of Anxiety? / Josef Nesvadba --
Science Fiction as Language: Postmodernism and Mainstream: Some Reflections / Jose Manuel Mota --
'Fantastic Dialogues': Critical Stories about Feminism and Science Fiction / Helen Merrick --
Vicissitudes of the Voice, Speaking Science Fiction / Roger Luckhurst --
'A Language of the Future': Discursive Constructions of the Subject in A Clockwork Orange and Random Acts of Senseless Violence / Veronica Hollinger --
Speaking the Body: The Embodiment of 'Feminist' Cyberpunk / Bronwen Calvert and Sue Walsh --
Bodies that Speak Science Fiction: Stelarc --
Performance Artist 'Becoming Posthuman' / Ross Farnell --
Science Fiction and the Gender of Knowledge / Brian Attebery --
Corporatism and the Corporate Ethos in Robert Heinlein's 'The Roads Must Roll' / Farah Mendlesohn --
Convention and Displacement: Narrator, Narratee, and Virtual Reader in Science Fiction / Daniele Chatelain and George Slusser --
Aphasia and Mother Tongue: Themes of Language Creation and Silence in Women's Science Fiction / Nickianne Moody --
'My Particular Virus': (Re- ) Reading Jack Womack's Dryco Chronicles / Andrew M. Butler --
Aliens in the Fourth Dimension / Gwyneth Jones --
Freefall in Inner Space: From Crash to Crash Technology / Simon Sellars.
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 21.
Responsibility: edited by Andy Sawyer and David Seed.
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