After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980

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After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980 presents ten of Nader Elhefnawy's previously published essays on science fiction in revised and updated editions, along with other material old and new. Dealing with topics ranging from the politics of post-cyberpunk to the Victorian roots of the techno-thriller, from the boom in steampunk to the evolution of the space opera, the book offers a big picture view of the genre's evolution during the last three decades.

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Overview

After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980 presents ten of Nader Elhefnawy's previously published essays on science fiction in revised and updated editions, along with other material old and new. Dealing with topics ranging from the politics of post-cyberpunk to the Victorian roots of the techno-thriller, from the boom in steampunk to the evolution of the space opera, the book offers a big picture view of the genre's evolution during the last three decades.

For anyone interested in knowing where science fiction has been "after the New Wave," and where it is going now, this book is essential reading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781463644826
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Nader Elhefnawy holds a Ph.d in Literature from the University of Miami, and a B.A. in International Relations. He has taught English at several colleges, including the University of Miami, where he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2007-2008.

Dr. Elhefnawy has also published scholarship in both of the fields in which he holds degrees, while also reviewing and writing extensively for publications like The New York Review of Science Fiction, Strange Horizons and The Internet Review of Science Fiction. His articles have been translated into Russian and Japanese.

He can be found online at his blog, Raritania.

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