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The Resource Fictional space: essays on contemporary science fiction, edited by Tom Shippey for the English Association

Fictional space: essays on contemporary science fiction, edited by Tom Shippey for the English Association

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Fictional space: essays on contemporary science fiction
Title
Fictional space: essays on contemporary science fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tom Shippey for the English Association
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Fictional Space consists of eight essays by British and American critics on science fiction. The contributors have written especially on the most recent science fiction, taking account of the field's resurgence since what seemed a 'played-out' period in the 1970s. Fictional Space analyses the development of the postmodern science fiction in 'cyberpunk' and other forms; the treatment of political 'taboo areas' such as the Vietnam War and the decline of American hegemony; altered attitudes to 'text', seen in different essays and different images as decayed and abandoned, or as transmuted by technology into newly eternal formats. Among the questions asked are, why is science fiction so different to read, and why do so many sophisticated readers refuse to read it? Can science fiction exist without relevance or 'referentiality' to the society that produces it? Can it be related in normal literary ways to the real-life experiences or frustrations of its authors? -- from back cover
Cataloging source
UkLiU
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1940-
  • 1938-
  • 1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shippey, T. A.
  • Christie, J. R. R.
  • Huntington, John
  • Crossley, Robert
  • Spark, Alasdair
  • Elms, Alan C.
  • Meyers, Walter Earl
  • English Association
Series statement
ENGLISH ASSOCIATION. Essays and studies
Series volume
43/1990
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction, American
  • Science fiction, English
  • Space and time in literature
  • English literature
  • Gibson, William
  • Crowley, John
  • Smith, Cordwainer
Label
Fictional space: essays on contemporary science fiction, edited by Tom Shippey for the English Association
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-224)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: learning to read science fiction / Tom Shippey -- Science fiction and the postmodern: the recent fiction of William Gibson and John Crowley / John R.R. Christie -- Newness, Neuromancer, and the end of narrative / John Huntington -- In the palace of green porcelain : artifacts from the museums of science fiction / Robert Crossley -- The fall of America in science fiction / Tom Shippey -- The art of future war : Starship troopers, The forever war and Vietnam / Alasdair Spark -- Origins of the underpeople: cats, kuomintang and Cordwainer Smith / Alan C. Elms -- The language and languages of science fiction / Walter E. Meyers
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780631177630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Fictional space: essays on contemporary science fiction, edited by Tom Shippey for the English Association
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: learning to read science fiction / Tom Shippey -- Science fiction and the postmodern: the recent fiction of William Gibson and John Crowley / John R.R. Christie -- Newness, Neuromancer, and the end of narrative / John Huntington -- In the palace of green porcelain : artifacts from the museums of science fiction / Robert Crossley -- The fall of America in science fiction / Tom Shippey -- The art of future war : Starship troopers, The forever war and Vietnam / Alasdair Spark -- Origins of the underpeople: cats, kuomintang and Cordwainer Smith / Alan C. Elms -- The language and languages of science fiction / Walter E. Meyers
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780631177630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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