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Reading Science Fiction

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Reading Science Fiction

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Author: James E. Gunn
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
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Book Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Synopsis

Reading Science Fiction brings together world class scholars and fiction writers to introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding this fascinating genre.

Comprehensive and engaging, Reading Science Fiction includes:

* Explores a wide range of theoretical approaches to studying science fiction, such as gender studies, post-colonial studies and structuralism

* Maps the definitions and history of science fiction, including its origin, influences and parallel development with modern society

* Introduces major science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Joanna Russ, Octavia Butler and Kim Stanley Roberts.

This work provides valuable insights into the world of science-fiction, this thought-provoking textbook makes learning how to read science fiction an exciting and collaborative process for teachers and students alike.


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