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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories

The Sub-Genres of Science Fiction

ISBN 9780230360273
Publication Date February 2012
Formats Ebook Paperback Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories explores the sub-genres of science fiction from the perspectives of a range of top SF authors. Combining a critical viewpoint with the exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing authors working in the field, contributors include Michael Swanwick, Catherine Asaro and Paul di Filippo.

KEITH BROOKE is the author of eleven science-fiction and fantasy novels, including The Accord and Genetopia.  Founder of the online genre fiction showcase, infinity plus, and regular book reviewer, Brooke also teaches creative writing at the University of Essex, UK.

Foreword.- Hard Science Fiction.- Space Opera.- Alternate History.- Topian and Political Science Fiction.- Aliens.- Planetary Romance.- After the Apocalypse.- Religion.- Time Travel.- Cyberpunk and the Human-Machine Interface.- Special Powers.- Post-human.- Picking Up The Pieces.


I wonder if I am the first reviewer anywhere to describe a non-fiction book about science fiction as a page turner and to mean it seriously.' - http://amazingstoriesmag.com/?p=559
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