Worlds Apart: Narratology Of Science Fiction by Carl D. MalmgrenWorlds Apart: Narratology Of Science Fiction by Carl D. Malmgren

Worlds Apart: Narratology Of Science Fiction

byCarl D. Malmgren

Hardcover | July 22, 1991

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[Malmgren] succeeds in formulating a typology of science fiction that will become a standard reference for some years to come."-Choice

... the most intelligently organized and effectively argued general study of SF that I have ever read."-Rob Latham, SFRA Review

... required reading for its evenhanded overview of so much of the previous critical/theoretical material devoted to science fiction." -American Book Review

Worlds Apart provides a comprehensive theoretical model for science fiction by examining the worlds of science fiction and the discourse which inscribes them. Malmgren identifies the basic science fiction types, including alien encounters, alternate societies and worlds, and fantasy, and examines the role of the reader in concretizing and interpreting these science fiction worlds.

Title:Worlds Apart: Narratology Of Science FictionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:July 22, 1991Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253336457

ISBN - 13:9780253336453


Table of Contents

I. Worlds Apart
A Theory of Science Fiction
II. SF and the Reader
III. A Typology of SF
IV. Science Fantasy
V. Looking Backward and Forward at Worlds Apart