Science Fiction

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Macmillan International Higher Education, 20 nov. 2014 - 192 pages
This Guide summarises the main critical trends and developments surrounding the popular genre of science fiction. Brian Baker reviews the attempts to formulate a critical history, connects the major developments with the rise of theoretical paradigms such as feminism and postmodernism, and introduces key critical texts and major critics.
 

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Table des matières

Science Fiction At the Borders of Literature and Genre
1
Definitions What is Science Fiction?
7
A History of the Histories
25
Science Fiction Writers on SF
43
British Science Fiction
61
The US Tradition
82
Utopias and Dystopias
101
Feminism and Cyberpunk SF
120
Science Fiction Cinema
139
Science Fiction as a World Literature
159
Bibliography
162
Index
175
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Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of Masculinities in Fiction and Film and co-author of Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction.

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