Science Fiction / Edition 2

Science Fiction / Edition 2

by Adam Roberts
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Science Fiction / Edition 2

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415366670
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/20/2006
Series: New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1. Defining Science Fiction 2. The History of SF 3. SF and Gender 4. SF and Race 5. SF and Technology 6: Conclusion Bibliography

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