Reading Science Fiction
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Reading Science Fiction by James E. Gunn
Book DescriptionReading Science Fiction brings together world class scholars and fiction writers to introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding this fascinating genre. Providing valuable insights into the world of science-fiction, this thought-provoking textbook makes learning how to read science fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students. Comprehensive and engaging, Reading Science Fiction: * Explores a wide range of theoretical approaches to studying science fiction, such as gender studies, post-colonial studies and structuralism * Maps the definitions and history of science fiction, including its origin, influences and parallel development with modern society * Introduces major science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Joanna Russ, Octavia Butler and Kim Stanley Roberts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230527171
(224mm x 143mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James E. Gunn
Immortals, Paperback (September 2004)
When it is discovered that test driver Ben Richards was born with a natural immunity to every known illness, making him literally immortal, he finds himself the target of an obsessed elderly billionaire who hopes to use Ben's blood to extend his own life. Reprint.
Listeners, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by James E. Gunn
"A classic of science fiction, this book predicted and inspired the creation of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) the organization dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life. A tale of contact with alien life hailed by leaders of SETI organizations and today's leading scienc
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Author Biography - James E. Gunn
JAMES GUNN is Emeritus Professor of English at K.U.and has published more than a dozen novels and half a dozen collections of stories, and has edited more than a dozen and a half books. His best-known novels are The Immortals, The Dreamers, The Listeners, Kampus and The Joy Makers. The Immortals was filmed as The Immortal and became a TV series. His academic publications include Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction, The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the six-volume anthology The Road to Science Fiction, The Science of Science-Fiction Writing, Speculations on Speculation: Theories of Science Fiction and Inside Science Fiction. MARLEEN S BARR is known for her pioneering work in feminist science fiction and teaches in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. She has won the Science Fiction Research Association Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction criticism. Barr is the author of Alien to Feminity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory, Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond, Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction and Genre Fission: A New Discouse Practice for Cultural Studies. Barr has edited many anthologies and co-edited the special science fiction issue of PMLA. MATTHEW CANDELARIA received his PhD from the Universit of Kansas and has published articles on science fiction. He is recipient of the 2003 Golden Quill Award from the L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest and co-editor of Speculations on Speculation: Theories of Science Fiction.
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