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Companion to Science Fiction free pdf A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars that 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. The first section of the volume 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. It also maps out connections between science fiction, television, the cinema, virtual-reality technology, and other aspects of the culture. The next section is devoted to major figures, such as H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin. Finally, the Companion offers close discussions of key novels, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

About 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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Author : David Seed
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley
Data Published : 27 February 2008
ISBN : 1405165022
EAN : 9781405165020
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 612 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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