Science Fiction

Science Fiction

by Adam Roberts
     
 

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Science fiction is one of the most vigorous and exciting areas of modern culture - from ground breaking novels of ideas, to blockbusters on the cinema screen. In Science Fiction, Adam Roberts offers a clear and engaging account of the phenomenon, illustrating the critical terminology and following the contours of its ongoing history. You will find that this…  See more details below

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Science fiction is one of the most vigorous and exciting areas of modern culture - from ground breaking novels of ideas, to blockbusters on the cinema screen. In Science Fiction, Adam Roberts offers a clear and engaging account of the phenomenon, illustrating the critical terminology and following the contours of its ongoing history. You will find that this book:

*provides a concise history of science fiction, and explores the key concepts in SF criticism and theory

*focuses particularly on the impact that postmodernism and technological advances have had on the subject

*examines the interactions between science fiction and science fact - with events such as the moon landings, the Challenger disaster, and the film Apollo 13

*concentrates on SF in book or short-story form as well as SF on screen

*discusses in detail the categories of "the Alien," "Technology," and "the Future," looking at Cyberpunk, New Wave, and Alternative Science Fictions, as well as the mainstream

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'This book, with its strong emphasis on contextuality and intertexuality, provides an excellent companion for the teacher.' - Jenny Stevens, The Use of English

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134211784
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/19/2006
Series:
New Critical Idiom
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
215 KB

Meet the Author

Adam Roberts is Professor of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. His SF novel Salt (Gollancz, 2000) was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. His second novel, On (Gollancz, 2001), is now available.

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