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A Companion to Science Fiction - Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781405112185
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: Wiley Blackwell
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809.38762
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 612
Weight: 1230g
Height: 256mm
Width: 172mm
Spine width: 40mm