Science Fiction Literature through History [2 volumes] (Innbundet)

An Encyclopedia


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 766
Forlag: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781440866166
Omtale Science Fiction Literature through History [2 volumes]
This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar.

This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English.

Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field.

Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms-novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels

Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere

Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works

Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

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