Science Fiction

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Routledge, 2000 - Fiction - 204 pages
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Offers a clear and critically engaging account of the phenomenon illustrating the critical terminology and following the contours of its continuing history. This introductory volume: provides a concise history of science fiction and explores the key concepts in SF criticism and theory; focuses particularly on the impact that postmodernism and technological advances have had on the subject; examines the interactions between science fiction and science fact - with events such as the moon landings, the Challenger disaster and the film Apollo 13; concentrates on SF in book or short-story form as well as SF on screen; discusses in detail the categories of the Alien, Technology, and the Future, looking at cyberpunk, New Wave, and Alternative Science Fictions, as well as the mainstream.

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About the author (2000)

Adam Roberts is Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway, University of London. His sequence of SF novels is to be published by Orion.

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