Science Fiction

Paperback | December 4, 2014

byBrian Baker

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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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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 critic...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.57 × 5.41 × 0.4 inPublished:December 4, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230228143

ISBN - 13:9780230228146

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Table of Contents

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