A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by aninternational range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themesand methods used by science fiction writers.
- This Companion conveys the scale and variety of sciencefiction.
- Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debatingcultural issues.
- Essays by an international range of scholars discuss thecontexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers.
- Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins ofthe genre, its engagement with science and gender, and nationalvariations of science fiction around the English-speakingworld.
- Maps out connections between science fiction, television, thecinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of theculture.
- Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G.Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin.
- Offers close readings of particular novels, from MaryShelley's Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood'sThe Handmaid's Tale.