Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts, Sherryl Vint, "The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction"
ISBN: 0415453798 | 2009 | PDF | 576 pages | 6 MB
The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study.
Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in turn, at:
History - an integrated chronological narrative of the genre’s development
Theory - detailed accounts of major theoretical approaches including feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies
Issues and Challenges - anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics and alterity
Subgenres - a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific subgenres