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A New Species: Gender and Science in Science Fiction
     

A New Species: Gender and Science in Science Fiction

by Robin Roberts
 

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This fascinating study is the first to examine the history of gender and science fiction and the first to discuss science fiction pulp magazines' images of women as well as postmodernism and feminist science fiction. Robin Roberts begins with Shelley's Frankenstein, in which a female alien appears, and continues through H.G. Wells, the 1950s pulp SF magazines, Doris

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This fascinating study is the first to examine the history of gender and science fiction and the first to discuss science fiction pulp magazines' images of women as well as postmodernism and feminist science fiction. Robin Roberts begins with Shelley's Frankenstein, in which a female alien appears, and continues through H.G. Wells, the 1950s pulp SF magazines, Doris Lessing and feminist utopias, and the new generation of science fiction writers, including Joan Vinge, Sheila Finch and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252062841
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Roberts was named the third anchor of Good Morning America in May 2005. Ms. Roberts has contributed to the show since June 1995, and has worked in broadcasting for more than 20 years. Other ABC assignments have included segments hosting "Good Morning America Sunday" and "Prime Time." She has done high-profile reporting from the Persian Gulf and from the Gulf Coast. A native of Louisiana, Robin was a college basketball legend and served as the commentator on the WNBA for ESPN.

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