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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Science Fiction

ISBN 9780230228146
Publication Date December 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

This Guide summarises the main critical trends and developments surrounding the popular genre of science fiction. Brian Baker reviews the attempts to formulate a critical history, connects the major developments with the rise of theoretical paradigms such as feminism and postmodernism, and introduces key critical texts and major critics.

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of Masculinities in Fiction and Film and co-author of Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction.

Introduction
1. Definitions
2. A History of the Histories
3. Science Fiction Writers on Science Fiction
4. The British Tradition
5. The US Tradition
6. Utopias and Dystopias
7. Feminism, Science Fiction and Cyberpunk
8. Science Fiction and Cinema
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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