Space and Beyond

Space and Beyond

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Although the exploration of space has long preoccupied authors and filmmakers, the development of an actual space program, discoveries about the true nature of space, and critical reconsiderations of America's frontier experiences have challenged and complicated conventional portrayals of humans in space. This volume reexamines the themes of space and the frontier in science fiction in light of recent scientific and literary developments. Included are the observations of noted science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford, James Gunn, and Jack Williamson, along with contributions from leading scholars in the field.JAMES GUNN, professor emeritus of English at the University of Kansas, is noted for science fiction novels, such as The ... has also written several books about science fiction, including Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels and The Ultimate anbsp;...

Title:Space and Beyond
Author:Gary Westfahl
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2000-01-01


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