Science fiction is one of the most vigorous and exciting areas of modern culture, ranging from groundbreaking novels of ideas to blockbusters on the cinema screen. This outstanding volume offers a clear and critically engaged account of the phenomenon. Adam Roberts:
* provides a concise history of science fiction and the ways in which the genre has been defined
* explores key concepts in SF criticism and theory, in chapters such as Gender, Race and Technology
* examines the interactions between science fiction and science fact
* anchors each chapter with a case study drawn from short story, book or film, from Frank Herbert's Dune to Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black.
Introducing the reader to nineteenth-century, Pulp, Golden Age, New Wave, Feminist and Cyberpunk science fictions, this is the essential guide to a major cultural movement.
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Taylor & Francis
January 19, 2006
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