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The Routledge companion to science fiction / edited by Mark Bould ... [et al.].

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Format:
  • Book
  • xxii, 554 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Title Variation:
Science fiction
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • HISTORY 1. The Copernican Revolution -- Adam Roberts 2. Nineteenth-Century Sf -- Arthur B. Evans 3. Fiction, 1895--1926 -- John Rieder 4. Sf Tourism -- Brooks Landon 5. Film, 1895--1950 -- J.P. Telotte 6. Fiction, 1926--49 -- Farah Mendlesohn 7. Golden Age Comics -- Marek Wasielewski 8. Film and Television, the 1950s -- Mark Jancovich and Derek Johnston 9. Fiction, 1950--63 -- Rob Latham 10. Film and Television, 1960--80 -- Peter Wright 11. Fiction, 1964--79 -- Helen Merrick 12. Manga and Anime -- Sharalyn Orbaugh 13. Silver Age Comics -- Jim Casey 14. Film since 1980 -- Sean Redmond 15. Television since 1980 -- Lincoln Geraghty 16. Fiction, 1980--92 -- Michael M. Levy 17. Comics since the Silver Age -- Abraham Kawa 18. Fiction since 1992 -- Paul Kincaid THEORY 19. Critical Race Theory -- Isiah Lavender III 20. Cultural History -- Lisa Yaszek 21. Fan Studies -- Robin Reid 22. Feminisms -- Jane Donawerth 23. Language and Linguistics -- Mark Bould 24. Marxism -- William J. Burling 25. Nuclear Criticism -- Paul G. Williams 26. Postcolonialism -- Michelle Reid 27. Posthumanism and Cyborg Theory -- Veronica Hollinger 28. Postmodernism -- Darren Jorgensen 29. Psychoanalysis -- Andrew M. Butler 30. Queer Theory -- Wendy Gay Pearson 31. Utopian Studies -- Alcena M.D. Rogan 32. Virtuality -- Thomas Foster ISSUES AND CHALLENGES 33. Animal Studies -- Joan Gordon 34. Design for Screen Sf -- Piers Britton 35. Digital Games -- Tanya Krzywinska and Esther McCallum--Stewart 36. Empire -- Istvan Csicsery--Ronay Jr 37. Environmentalism -- Patrick D. Murphy 38. Ethics and Alterity -- Neil Easterbrook 39. Music -- Ken McLeod 40. Pseudoscience -- Roger Luckhurst 41. Science Studies -- Sherryl Vint 42. Space -- James Kneale 43. Time, Possible Worlds, and Counterfactuals -- Matt Hills 44. Young Adult Sf -- Joe Sutliff Sanders SUB--GENRES 45. Alternative History -- Karen Hellekson 46. Apocalyptic Sf -- Aris Mousoutzanis 47. Arthouse Sf Film -- Stacey Abbott 48. Blockbuster Sf Film -- Stacey Abbott 49. Dystopia -- Graham J. Murphy 50. Eutopia -- Graham J. Murphy 51. Feminist Sf -- Gwyneth Jones 52. Future History -- Andy Sawyer 53. Hard Sf -- David N. Samuelson 54. Slipstream -- Victoria de Zwaan 55. Space Opera -- Andy Sawyer 56. Weird Fiction -- China Mieville.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
"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, post colonialism, post humanism and utopian studies; Issues and Challenges - anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics and alterity; and, Subgenres - a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific sub genres. Bringing into dialog the many perspectives on the genre "The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction" is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and the future of science fiction and the way it is taught and studied.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Bould, Mark.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780415453783
041545378X
0415453798
9780415453790

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