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Science Fiction

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 192
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Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

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This Guide summarises the main critical trends and developments surrounding the popular genre of science fiction. Brian Baker reviews the attempts to formulate a critical history, connects the major developments with the...

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This Guide summarises the main critical trends and developments surrounding the popular genre of science fiction. Brian Baker reviews the attempts to formulate a critical history, connects the major developments with the rise of theoretical paradigms such as feminism and postmodernism, and introduces key critical texts and major critics.

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A concise introduction to the critical history of science fiction
The science fiction genre is enormously popular amongst both students and general interest readers
Accessibly written and contains an uptodate bibliography for further reading

Introduction
1. Definitions
2. A History of the Histories
3. Science Fiction Writers on Science Fiction
4. The British Tradition
5. The US Tradition
6. Utopias and Dystopias
7. Feminism, Science Fiction and Cyberpunk
8. Science Fiction and Cinema
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of Masculinities in Fiction and Film and co-author of Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction.

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Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of Masculinities in Fiction and Film and co-author of Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction.

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