A Companion to Science Fiction

A Companion to Science Fiction

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A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by aninternational range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themesand methods used by science fiction writers.

This Companion conveys the scale and variety of sciencefiction.
Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debatingcultural issues.
Essays by an international range of scholars discuss thecontexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers.
Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins ofthe genre, its engagement with science and gender, and nationalvariations of science fiction around the English-speakingworld.
Maps out connections between science fiction, television, thecinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of theculture.
Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G.Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin.
Offers close readings of particular novels, from MaryShelley's Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale .
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell, c2005
ISBN: 9781405112185
Branch Call Number: 809.38762 COM 2005
Characteristics: xvi, 612 p. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Seed, David


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