Reading Science Fiction

Reading Science Fiction

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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: a€c Explores a wide range of theoretical approaches to studying science fiction, such as gender studies, post-colonial studies and structuralism a€c Maps the definitions and history of science fiction, including its origin, influences and parallel development with modern society a€c Introduces major science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Joanna Russ, Octavia Butler and Kim Stanley Roberts.Scavonea#39;s text presents science fiction elements disguised as a rediscovered narrative in Chaucera#39;s fourteenth century The Canterbury Tales. ... A much earlier example of SF in Brazil is O Doutor Benignus, by Augusto EmAslio Zaluar. Zaluara#39;s anbsp;...

Title:Reading Science Fiction
Author:James Gunn, Marleen Barr, Matthew Candelaria
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2008-10-30


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