This outstanding volume offers a clear and critically engaged account of the phenomenon of science fiction. Adam Roberts provides a concise history of science fiction also explaining key concepts in SF criticism and theory, in chapters such as Gender, Race and Technology. He examines the interactions between science fiction and science fact, anchoring each chapter with a case study drawn from short story, book or film, from Frank Herbert's Dune to Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black.
Introducing the reader to nineteenth-century, Pulp, Golden Age, New Wave, Feminist and Cyberpunk science fictions, this is the essential guide to a major cultural movement.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Science Fiction (New Critical Idiom )User Review - behemothing - Goodreads
Clear and concise introduction to the history and scope of science fiction as a genre. Includes case studies of Dune, Star Wars, The Left Hand of Darkness, Men in Black, and Neuromancer. On origins ... Read full review
Review: Science Fiction (New Critical Idiom )User Review - Maddy - Goodreads
NOthing startling here, critically, but did recommend Left Hand of Darkness, for which I am grateful. Read full review
Speculations on Speculation: Theories of Science Fiction
James E. Gunn,Matthew Candelaria
Limited preview - 2005
Other editions - View all
Science Fiction by Adam Roberts at Questia Online Library
This outstanding volume offers a clear and critically engaged account of the phenomenon of science fiction. Adam Roberts provides a concise history of ...
www.questia.com/ library/ book/ science-fiction-by-adam-roberts.jsp
hg Wells - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) , better known as hg Wells, was an English writer most famous today for his science fiction ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ H._G._Wells
English 315.02, Spring 2004, Syllabus
and visits classic science fiction themes, such as intelligent machines, ... We will look at how science fiction reflects and debates society’s actions and ...
pages.slu.edu/ student/ walterj/ courses/ spring2004/ 315/ syllabus.html
Jules Verne on Squidoo
Others who are popularly called the "Father of Science Fiction" include Hugo Gernsback, .... Great look at the amazing science fiction writer Jules Verne. ...
Taylor & Francis - Book Overview
Science fiction is one of the most vigorous and exciting areas of modern culture ... provides a concise history of science fiction and the ways in which the ...
www.ebooksubscriptions.com/ Home/ html/ moreinfo.asp?etailerid=19&
Wells, hg: Biography and Much More from Answers.com
In 1895 hg Wells published The Time Machine, considered one of the earliest science fiction novels. He gained fame through other fantastical novels such as ...
www.answers.com/ topic/ h-g-wells
Subject, Science fiction - History and criticism. Publisher, Routledge. Language, English. Available at :. netlibrary. Authorized remote access from ...
sunzi1.lib.hku.hk/ ER/ detail/ hkul/ 2580419
Biog | www.adamroberts.com
Adam Roberts is the author of a growing number of science fiction novels, short stories, essays and other writings. This site contains not just his blog, ...
Reviews by Evelyn C. Leeper
I thought it more interesting as a science fiction than as an alternate history, though set in a series of stories in this timeline, it may appear better. ...
www.geocities.com/ evelynleeper/ rev-r2.htm
Adam Roberts – Wikipedia
Neben seiner wissenschaftlichen Tätigkeit beschäftigt er sich auch praktisch mit der Science-Fiction-Literatur: im Jahr 2000 erschien sein erster ...
de.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Adam_Roberts