TitleA companion to science fiction / edited by David Seed
Imprint Malden, Mass : Blackwell., c2005
Descript xvi, 612 p. ; 26 cm

CONTENT

Surveying the field : Hard reading : the challenges of science fiction ; The origins of science fiction ; Science fiction/criticism ; Science-fiction magazines : the crucibles of change -- Topics and debates : Utopia ; Science fiction and religion ; "Monsters of the imagination" : Gothic, science, fiction ; Science fiction and ecology ; Feminist fabulation ; Time and identity in feminist science fiction ; Science fiction and the Cold War -- Genres and movements : Hard science fiction ; The new wave ; Cyberpunk ; Science fiction and postmodernism ; The renewal of "hard" science fiction -- Science fiction film : American science fiction film : an overview ; Figurations of the cyborg in contemporary science fiction novels and films ; British television science fiction -- The international scene : Canadian science fiction ; Japanese and Asian science fiction ; Australian science fiction -- Key writers: The grandeur of H.G. Wells ; Isaac Asimov ; John Wyndham : the facts of life sextet ; Philip K. Dick ; Samuel Delaney : a biographical and critical overview ; Ursula K. Le Guin ; Gwyneth Jones and the anxieties of science fiction ; Arthur C. Clarke ; Greg Egan -- Readings: Mary Shelley : Frankenstein : or, the modern Prometheus ; Charlotte Perkins Gilman : Herland ; Aldous Huxley : Brave new world ; Ray Bradbury : Fahrenheit 451 ; Joanna Russ : The female man ; J.G. Ballard : Crash ; Margaret Atwood : The handmaid{658}s tale ; William Gibson : Neuromancer ; Kim Stanley Robinson : Mars trilogy ; Iain M. Banks : Excession


Science fiction -- History and criticism

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