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Author Latham, Rob.

Title Science Fiction Criticism [electronic resource] : An Anthology of Essential Writings.

Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (570 p.)
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Cover -- Half-Title -- Series -- Title -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1 Definitions and boundaries -- 1 Editorial: A new sort of magazine Hugo Gernsback -- 2 Preface to The Scientific Romances H. G. Wells -- 3 On the writing of speculative fiction Robert A. Heinlein -- 4 What do you mean: Science? Fiction? Judith Merril -- 5 Preface to Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology Bruce Sterling -- 6 Cybernetic deconstructions: Cyberpunk and postmodernism Veronica Hollinger -- 7 The many deaths of science fiction: A polemic Roger Luckhurst
8 On defining sf, or not: Genre theory, sf, and history John Rieder -- Genre as a historical process -- Categorization and communities of practice -- Recommended further reading -- Part 2 Structure and form -- 9 Which way to inner space? J. G. Ballard -- 10 About 5,750 words Samuel R. Delany -- 11 On the poetics of the science fiction genre Darko Suvin -- Science fiction as fiction (Estrangement) -- Science fiction as cognition (critique and science) -- Science fiction as a literary genre (functions and models) -- For a poetics of science fiction (summation and anticipation)
12 The absent paradigm: An introduction to the semiotics of science fiction Marc Angenot -- 1 Sign/referent/paradigm -- 2 Neologisms and fictive words -- 3 Exolinguistics -- 4 From the actual syntagm to the missing paradigm -- 5 The missing paradigm, the empirical paradigm, and the referent -- 13 Reading sf as a mega-text Damien Broderick -- 14 Time travel and the mechanics of narrative David Wittenberg -- First reading: Fabula and Sjuzhet in Up the Line -- Second reading: Psychohistoriography in Behold the Man -- Third reading: The ontology of the event in "All the Myriad Ways"
Contexts, methods, directions -- Genre history -- Recommended further reading -- Part 3 Ideology and world view -- 15 Mutation or death! John B. Michel -- 16 The imagination of disaster Susan Sontag -- 17 The image of women in science fiction Joanna Russ -- Intergalactic suburbia -- Down among the he-men -- Equal is as equal does -- Matriarchy -- Women's fiction: Potpourri -- An odd equality -- 18 Progress versus Utopia -- or, can we imagine the future? Fredric Jameson -- 19 Science fiction and critical theory Carl Freedman -- 1 Definitions -- 2 Articulations -- 3 Excursuses -- 4 Conclusions
20 Alien cryptographies: The view from queer Wendy Pearson -- 1 Introduction: Fear of a queer galaxy -- 2 (E)strange(d) fictions: Who goes there? -- 3 Alien nation: Visualizing the (in)visible -- 4 Becoming alien, becoming homosexual: From cyptography to cartography -- 5 Conclusion: An alien cartography -- 21 The women history doesn't see: Recovering midcentury women's sf as a literature of social critique Lisa Yaszek -- Recovering the domestic decades in feminist history and feminist science fiction studies -- Midcentury peace activism and SF's nuclear holocaust narrative
Note The civil rights movement and SF's "encounter with the alien other"
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Subject Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Latham, Rob Science Fiction Criticism : An Anthology of Essential Writings London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2017
ISBN 9781474248631
9781474248648 (electronic bk.)