The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction
Edited by Mark Bould, Andrew Butler, Adam Roberts, Sherryl Vint
Routledge – 2009 – 576 pages
Series: Routledge Literature Companions
The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study.
Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in turn, at:
Bringing into dialogue the many perspectives on the genre, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and the future of science fiction and the way it is taught and studied.
"Offering a useful, much-needed companion to the study of science fiction (SF) as a genre … This title should serve as a base for future updates that will continue to enrich knowledge and appreciation of science fiction… Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty." – Choice
"Routledge Companion to Science Fiction will be an indispensable resource for SF writers, scholars and serious fans – the book boldly goes where no-one has gone before." - Andrew Milner, Monash University, Australia
"Well designed for reference, for serendipitous browsing, or for systematic study, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction will be welcomed by novice and veteran scholars alike." – Carl Freedman, Louisiana State University, USA
Introduction Part 1: History Part 2: Theory Part 3: Issues and Challenges Part 4: Sub–enres