The Inter-Galactic Playground

The Inter-Galactic Playground

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Science fiction is often considered the genre of ideas and imagination, which would seem to make it ideal for juveniles and young adults; however, the ideas are often dispensed by adults. This book considers the development of science fiction for children and teens between 1950 and 2010, exploring why it differs from science fiction aimed at adults. In a broader sense, this critical examination of 400 texts sheds light on changing attitudes toward children and teenagers, toward science education, and toward the authors' expectations and sociological views of their audience.A Critical Study of Childrena#39;s and Teensa#39; Science Fiction Farah Mendlesohn Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III. and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults. New York and London: Routledge, 2003. Hodson, D. a€œTowards aanbsp;...

Title:The Inter-Galactic Playground
Author:Farah Mendlesohn
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-07-01


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