Speaking Science Fiction

Speaking Science Fiction

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This wide-ranging volume explores the various dialogues that flourish between different aspects of science fiction: academics and fans, writers and readers; ideological stances and national styles; different interpretations of the genre; and how language and 'voices' are used in constructing SF. Introduced by the acclaimed novelist Brian W. Aldiss, the essays range from studies of writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, who are considered as the qheartq of the genre, to more contemporary writers such as Jack Womack and J. G. Ballard.... a turn to the a#39;softera#39; sciences and fantasy (and sometimes the appearance of Star Trek which, it is said, attracted new female fans); see, for example, Charles Platt, a#39;The Rape of Science Fictiona#39;, Science Fiction Eye, 1.5 (1989), pp. 44-49.

Title:Speaking Science Fiction
Author:Andy Sawyer, David Seed
Publisher:Liverpool University Press - 2000


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