By (author) Roger Luckhurst
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Science Fiction by Roger Luckhurst
Book DescriptionIn this new and timely cultural history of science fiction, Roger Luckhurst examines the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its latest manifestations. The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history and cultural theory to develop the means for understanding the unique qualities of the genre.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745628936
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Roger Luckhurst
Roger Luckhurst, Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck College University of London
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