A Companion to Science Fiction (Blackwell Companions to by David Seed

By David Seed

A spouse to technological know-how Fiction assembles essays by means of a global variety of students which debate the contexts, topics and techniques utilized by technology fiction writers.

  • This Companion conveys the size and diversity of technology fiction.
  • Shows how technology fiction has been used as a method of debating cultural issues.
  • Essays by way of a world variety of students talk about the contexts, issues and strategies utilized by technological know-how fiction writers.
  • Addresses normal subject matters, corresponding to the historical past and origins of the style, its engagement with technology and gender, and nationwide adaptations of technological know-how fiction round the English-speaking world.
  • Maps out connections among technological know-how fiction, tv, the cinema, digital truth expertise, and different points of the culture.
  • Includes a piece concentrating on significant figures, similar to H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin.
  • Offers shut readings of specific novels, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

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