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Science Fiction
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Science Fiction

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Science Fiction by Adam Roberts

Book Description

Science Fiction is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most popular areas of modern culture. This second edition reflects how the field is rapidly changing in both its practice and its critical reception. With an entirely new conclusion and all other chapters fully reworked and updated, this volume includes: * a concise history of science fiction and the ways in which the genre has been used and defined * explanations of key concepts in Science Fiction criticism and theory through chapters such as Gender, Race, Technology and Metaphor * examines the interactions between Science Fiction and Science Fact * anchors each chapter with a case study drawn from short story, book or film, from Frank Herbert's Dune to Star Wars, from The Left Hand of Darkness to Neuromancer. Introducing the reader to nineteenth-century, Pulp, Golden Age, New Wave, Feminist and Cyberpunk science fictions, this is the essential contemporary guide to a major cultural movement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415366687
ISBN-10: 0415366682
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts is Professor of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. His SF novel Salt (Gollancz, 2000) was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. His second novel, On (Gollancz, 2001), is now available.

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