The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature is a useful reference to the broad and burgeoning field of science fiction literature. Science fiction literature has gained immensely in critical respect and attention, while maintaining a broad readership. However, despite the fact that it is a rapidly changing field, contemporary science fiction literature also maintains a strong sense of its connections to science fiction of the past, which makes a historical reference of this sort particularly valuable as a tool for understanding science fiction literature as it now exists and as it has evolved over the years. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature covers the history of science fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this subject.... published in the 1940s and compiled in the seminal volume I, Robot in 1950, set many of the terms for the depiction of robots in science fiction for decades to come. Perhaps the most influential aspects of these stories was the aThree Laws ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature|
|Author||:||M. Keith Booker|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-10-01|