A Companion to Science Fiction
Edited by David Seed
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Companion to Science Fiction by David Seed
Book Description"A Companion to Science Fiction" assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of science fiction. This work: shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debating cultural issues; features essays by an international range of scholars discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers; addresses general topics, such as the history and origins of the genre, its engagement with science and gender, and national variations of science fiction around the English-speaking world; maps out connections between science fiction, television, the cinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of the culture; includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin; and, offers close readings of particular novels, from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" to Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405112185
(262mm x 190mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Seed
Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (June 2011)
David Seed examines how science fiction has emerged as a popular genre of literature in the 20th century, and discusses it in relation to themes such as science and technology, space, aliens, utopias, and gender. Looking at some of the most influential writers of the genre he also considers the wider social and political issues it raises.
Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction, Hardback (October 2009)
Features a wide-ranging series of essays by American, British, and European specialists in a variety of literary fields Written in an approachable and accessible style Covers both classic literary figures and contemporary novelists Provides extensive suggestions for further reading at the end of each essay.
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A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. It conveys the scale and variety of science fiction and also shows how science fiction novels have been used as a means of debating cultural issues.
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Author Biography - David Seed
David Seed is Professor in the School of English at Liverpool University. He has published books on Joseph Heller, Thomas Pynchon, science fiction and the Cold War, and cultural representations of brainwashing. He edits the Science Fiction series of Liverpool University Press and serves as a consulting editor for the journal Science Fiction Studies.
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