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A companion to science fiction, edited by David Seed

Label
A companion to science fiction
Title
A companion to science fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Seed
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes, and methods used by science fiction writers. It conveys the scale and variety of science fiction and also shows how science fiction novels have been used as a means of debating cultural issues." "The first sections of the volume address general topics, such as the history and origins of the genre, its engagement with science and gender, and national variations of science fiction around the English-speaking world. It also maps out connections between science fiction, television, the cinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of the culture. Later sections are devoted to major figures, such as H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin. Finally, the Companion offers close discussions of key novels, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Seed, David
Series statement
Blackwell companions to literature and culture
Series volume
34
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Science fiction
Label
A companion to science fiction, edited by David Seed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : approaching science fiction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Surveying the field.
  • p. 9
  • 1.
  • Hard reading : the challenges of science fiction/
  • Tom Shippey
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Origins of science fiction/
  • George Slusser
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Science fiction/criticism/
  • Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.
  • p. 43
  • 4.
  • Science fiction magazines : the crucibles of change/
  • Mike Ashley
  • p. 60
  • Pt. II.
  • Topics and debates.
  • p. 77
  • 5.
  • Utopia/
  • Phillip E. Wegner
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • Science fiction and religion/
  • Stephen R. L. Clark
  • p. 95
  • 7.
  • "Monsters of the imagination" : gothic, science, fiction/
  • Fred Botting
  • p. 111
  • 8.
  • Science fiction and ecology/
  • Brian Stableford
  • p. 127
  • 9.
  • Feminist fabulation/
  • Marleen S. Barr
  • p. 142
  • 10.
  • Time and identity in feminist science fiction/
  • Jenny Wolmark
  • p. 156
  • 11.
  • Science fiction and the Cold War/
  • M. Keith Booker
  • p. 171
  • Pt. III.
  • Genres and movements.
  • p. 185
  • 12.
  • Hard science fiction/
  • Gary Westfahl
  • p. 187
  • 13.
  • new wave/
  • Rob Latham
  • p. 202
  • 14.
  • Cyberpunk/
  • Mark Bould
  • p. 217
  • 15.
  • Science fiction and postmodernism/
  • Veronica Hollinger
  • p. 232
  • 16.
  • Renewal of "hard" science fiction/
  • Donald M. Hassler
  • p. 248
  • Pt. IV.
  • Science fiction film.
  • p. 259
  • 17.
  • American science fiction film : an overview/
  • Vivian Sobchack
  • p. 261
  • 18.
  • Figurations of the cyborg in contemporary science fiction novels and films/
  • Christine Cornea
  • p. 275
  • 19.
  • British television science fiction/
  • Peter Wright
  • p. 289
  • Pt. V.
  • international scene.
  • p. 307
  • 20.
  • Canadian science fiction/
  • Douglas Barbour
  • p. 309
  • 21.
  • Japanese and Asian science fiction/
  • Takayuki Tatsumi
  • p. 323
  • 22.
  • Australian science fiction/
  • Van Ikin/
  • Sean McMullen
  • p. 337
  • Pt. VI.
  • Key writers.
  • p. 351
  • 23.
  • Grandeur of H. G. Wells/
  • Robert Crossley
  • p. 353
  • 24.
  • Isaac Asimov/
  • John Clute
  • p. 364
  • 25.
  • John Wyndham : the facts of life sextet/
  • David Ketterer
  • p. 375
  • 26.
  • Philip K. Dick/
  • Christopher Palmer
  • p. 389
  • 27.
  • Samuel Delaney : a biographical and critical overview/
  • Carl Freedman
  • p. 398
  • 28.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin/
  • Warren G. Rochelle
  • p. 408
  • 29.
  • Gwyneth Jones and the anxieties of science fiction/
  • Andy Sawyer
  • p. 420
  • 30.
  • Arthur C. Clarke/
  • Edward James
  • p. 431
  • 31.
  • Greg Egan/
  • Russell Blackford
  • p. 441
  • Pt. VII.
  • Readings.
  • p. 453
  • 32.
  • Mary Shelley : Frankenstein : or, the modern Prometheus/
  • Susan E. Lederer
  • Richard M. Ratzan
  • p. 455
  • 33.
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman : Herland/
  • Jill Rudd
  • p. 466
  • 34.
  • Aldous Huxley : Brave new world/
  • David Seed
  • p. 477
  • 35.
  • Ray Bradbury : Fahrenheit 451/
  • Brian Baker
  • p. 489
  • 36.
  • Joanna Russ : The female man/
  • Jeanne Cortiel
  • p. 500
  • 37.
  • J. G. Ballard : Crash/
  • Roger Luckhurst
  • p. 512
  • 38.
  • Margaret Atwood : The handmaid's tale/
  • Faye Hammill
  • p. 522
  • 39.
  • William Gibson : Neuromancer/
  • Andrew M. Butler
  • p. 534
  • 40.
  • Kim Stanley Robinson : Mars trilogy/
  • Carol Franko
  • p. 544
  • 41.
  • Iain M. Banks : Excession/
  • Farah Mendlesohn
  • p. 556
Control code
ocm56924865
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 612 p.
Isbn
9781405112185
Lccn
2004025185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781405112185
Label
A companion to science fiction, edited by David Seed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : approaching science fiction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Surveying the field.
  • p. 9
  • 1.
  • Hard reading : the challenges of science fiction/
  • Tom Shippey
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Origins of science fiction/
  • George Slusser
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Science fiction/criticism/
  • Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.
  • p. 43
  • 4.
  • Science fiction magazines : the crucibles of change/
  • Mike Ashley
  • p. 60
  • Pt. II.
  • Topics and debates.
  • p. 77
  • 5.
  • Utopia/
  • Phillip E. Wegner
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • Science fiction and religion/
  • Stephen R. L. Clark
  • p. 95
  • 7.
  • "Monsters of the imagination" : gothic, science, fiction/
  • Fred Botting
  • p. 111
  • 8.
  • Science fiction and ecology/
  • Brian Stableford
  • p. 127
  • 9.
  • Feminist fabulation/
  • Marleen S. Barr
  • p. 142
  • 10.
  • Time and identity in feminist science fiction/
  • Jenny Wolmark
  • p. 156
  • 11.
  • Science fiction and the Cold War/
  • M. Keith Booker
  • p. 171
  • Pt. III.
  • Genres and movements.
  • p. 185
  • 12.
  • Hard science fiction/
  • Gary Westfahl
  • p. 187
  • 13.
  • new wave/
  • Rob Latham
  • p. 202
  • 14.
  • Cyberpunk/
  • Mark Bould
  • p. 217
  • 15.
  • Science fiction and postmodernism/
  • Veronica Hollinger
  • p. 232
  • 16.
  • Renewal of "hard" science fiction/
  • Donald M. Hassler
  • p. 248
  • Pt. IV.
  • Science fiction film.
  • p. 259
  • 17.
  • American science fiction film : an overview/
  • Vivian Sobchack
  • p. 261
  • 18.
  • Figurations of the cyborg in contemporary science fiction novels and films/
  • Christine Cornea
  • p. 275
  • 19.
  • British television science fiction/
  • Peter Wright
  • p. 289
  • Pt. V.
  • international scene.
  • p. 307
  • 20.
  • Canadian science fiction/
  • Douglas Barbour
  • p. 309
  • 21.
  • Japanese and Asian science fiction/
  • Takayuki Tatsumi
  • p. 323
  • 22.
  • Australian science fiction/
  • Van Ikin/
  • Sean McMullen
  • p. 337
  • Pt. VI.
  • Key writers.
  • p. 351
  • 23.
  • Grandeur of H. G. Wells/
  • Robert Crossley
  • p. 353
  • 24.
  • Isaac Asimov/
  • John Clute
  • p. 364
  • 25.
  • John Wyndham : the facts of life sextet/
  • David Ketterer
  • p. 375
  • 26.
  • Philip K. Dick/
  • Christopher Palmer
  • p. 389
  • 27.
  • Samuel Delaney : a biographical and critical overview/
  • Carl Freedman
  • p. 398
  • 28.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin/
  • Warren G. Rochelle
  • p. 408
  • 29.
  • Gwyneth Jones and the anxieties of science fiction/
  • Andy Sawyer
  • p. 420
  • 30.
  • Arthur C. Clarke/
  • Edward James
  • p. 431
  • 31.
  • Greg Egan/
  • Russell Blackford
  • p. 441
  • Pt. VII.
  • Readings.
  • p. 453
  • 32.
  • Mary Shelley : Frankenstein : or, the modern Prometheus/
  • Susan E. Lederer
  • Richard M. Ratzan
  • p. 455
  • 33.
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman : Herland/
  • Jill Rudd
  • p. 466
  • 34.
  • Aldous Huxley : Brave new world/
  • David Seed
  • p. 477
  • 35.
  • Ray Bradbury : Fahrenheit 451/
  • Brian Baker
  • p. 489
  • 36.
  • Joanna Russ : The female man/
  • Jeanne Cortiel
  • p. 500
  • 37.
  • J. G. Ballard : Crash/
  • Roger Luckhurst
  • p. 512
  • 38.
  • Margaret Atwood : The handmaid's tale/
  • Faye Hammill
  • p. 522
  • 39.
  • William Gibson : Neuromancer/
  • Andrew M. Butler
  • p. 534
  • 40.
  • Kim Stanley Robinson : Mars trilogy/
  • Carol Franko
  • p. 544
  • 41.
  • Iain M. Banks : Excession/
  • Farah Mendlesohn
  • p. 556
Control code
ocm56924865
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 612 p.
Isbn
9781405112185
Lccn
2004025185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781405112185

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