Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

ISBN-10: 0521016576
ISBN-13: 9780521016575
Edition: 2003
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Description: Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is literature which draws on popular culture, and engages in speculation about science, history, and all varieties of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 323
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is literature which draws on popular culture, and engages in speculation about science, history, and all varieties of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the genre from different angles. It examines science fiction from Thomas More to the present day; and introduces important critical approaches (including Marxism, postmodernism, feminism and queer theory).

List of contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction: reading science fiction
The History
Science fiction before the genre
The magazine era: 1926���1960
New wave and backwash: 1960���1980
Science fiction from 1980 to the present
Film and television
Science fiction and its editors
Critical Approaches
Marxist theory and science fiction
Feminist theory and science fiction
Postmodernism and science fiction
Science fiction and queer theory
Sub-Genres and Themes
The icons of science fiction
Science fiction and the life sciences
Hard science fiction
Space opera
Alternate history
Utopias and anti-utopias
Politics and science fiction
Gender in science fiction
Race and ethnicity in science fiction
Religion and science fiction
Further reading
Index

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