The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

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Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the genre from these 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. A number of well-known science fiction writers contribute to this volume.The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction is intended to provide readers with an introduction to the genre and to its study. ... Science fiction is less a genre - a body of writing from which one can expect certain plot elements and specific tropes - than an ongoing discussion. ... When this book is reviewed, some will object to the number of thematic essays we have included, and others will object to theanbsp;...

Title:The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
Author:Edward James, Farah Mendlesohn
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2003-11-20


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