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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

Edited by Mark Bould, Andrew Butler, Adam Roberts, Sherryl Vint

Routledge – 2009 – 576 pages

Series: Routledge Literature Companions

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Description

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:

  • History - an integrated chronological narrative of the genre’s development
  • Theory - detailed accounts of major theoretical approaches including feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies
  • Issues and Challenges - anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics and alterity
  • Subgenres - a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific subgenres

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.

Reviews

"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

Contents

Introduction Part 1: History Part 2: Theory Part 3: Issues and Challenges Part 4: Sub–enres

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Description: Edited by Mark Bould, Andrew Butler, Adam Roberts, Sherryl Vint. 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...
Categories: Literature, Literary/Critical Theory, Science Fiction