A Companion to Science Fiction (Innbundet)

Serie: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Antall sider: 632
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
ISBN/EAN: 9781405112185
Kategori: Fantasy og Science Fiction
Omtale: A Companion to Science Fiction
"A Companion to Science Fiction" assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of science fiction. This work: shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debating cultural issues; features essays by an international range of scholars discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers; addresses general topics, such as the history and origins of the genre, its engagement with science and gender, and national variations of science fiction around the English-speaking world; maps out connections between science fiction, television, the cinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of the culture; includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin; and, offers close readings of particular novels, from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" to Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale".

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