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Reading Science Fiction

by James Gunn
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2008-10-28
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN 13: 1137078987
ISBN 10: 9781137078988
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Synopsis : Reading Science Fiction written by James Gunn, published by Macmillan International Higher Education which was released on 2008-10-28. Download Reading Science Fiction Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Science fiction would be a subset of one of those, and perhaps better called a “category.” What concerns me here, however, is how the way we read science fiction differs from the way we read other genres or categories, fantasy, say, ... -- Reading Science Fiction brings together world class scholars and fiction writers to introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding this fascinating genre. Providing valuable insights into the world of science-fiction, this thought-provoking textbook makes learning how to read science fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students. Comprehensive and engaging, Reading Science Fiction: • 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.

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