Strange Divisions and Alien Territories: The Sub-Genres of Science Fiction

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories: The Sub-Genres of Science Fiction

by Keith Brooke


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Strange Divisions and Alien Territories explores the sub-genres of science fiction from the perspectives of a range of top SF authors. Combining a critical viewpoint with the exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing authors working in the field, contributors include Michael Swanwick, Catherine Asaro and Paul di Filippo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230249677
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/15/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

KEITH BROOKE is the author of eleven science-fiction and fantasy novels, including The Accord and Genetopia. Founder of the online genre fiction showcase, infinity plus, and regular book reviewer, Brooke also teaches creative writing at the University of Essex, UK.

Table of Contents

Foreword.- Hard Science Fiction.- Space Opera.- Alternate History.- Topian and Political Science Fiction.- Aliens.- Planetary Romance.- After the Apocalypse.- Religion.- Time Travel.- Cyberpunk and the Human-Machine Interface.- Special Powers.- Post-human.- Picking Up The Pieces.

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