Critical Theory and Science Fiction

Critical Theory and Science Fiction

by Carl Freedman
     
 

Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year. This innovative cultural critique offers valuable insights into science fiction, thus enlarging our understanding of critical theory.See more details below

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Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year. This innovative cultural critique offers valuable insights into science fiction, thus enlarging our understanding of critical theory.

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“[An] important volume . . . [Freedman] writes intriguingly about affinities between science fiction and historical fiction and makes useful observations about parallels between science fiction and utopian fiction . . . His concluding speculations about the future of both critical theory and science fiction are judicious and restrained. A valuable addition to the slim collection of groundbreaking critical works on science fiction.”—Choice

“Full of sharp insights . . . an ambitious book . . . fans who . . . ponder about sf’s links with wider bodies of thought and conversation will find it extremely useful.”—Foundation: International Review of Science Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819574541
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
1,001,375
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

Samuel R. Delany
"Freedman's intelligent championing of Joanna Russ's The Two of Them - surely the finest novel written in English in the present tense - is worth the price of admission. And there are many other things of interest here."
Darko Suvin
“Both those who agree with Carl Freedman’s bold claim that there are significant overlaps between Science Fiction and critical theory or Marxist socialism, and those who do not, would do well to ponder his ingenious argument. For it is buttressed by sympathetic analyses of the masterpieces, from More and Wells right down to a major focus on Lem, Dick, LeGuin, Russ, and Delany.”

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