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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

Edited by: Mark Bould , Andrew M. Butler , Adam Roberts , Sherryl Vint

Print publication date:  January  2009
Online publication date:  March  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415453783
eBook ISBN: 9780203871317
Adobe ISBN: 9781135228361

10.4324/9780203871317
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Book description

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.

Bringing into dialogue 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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Copernican Revolution Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Nineteenth-Century sf Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Fiction, 1895–1926 Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Sf Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Film, 1895–1950 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Fiction, 1926–1949 Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Golden Age Comics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Film and Television, the 1950s Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Fiction, 1950–1963 Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Film and Television, 1960–1980 Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Fiction, 1964–1979 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Manga and Anime Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Silver Age Comics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Film Since 1980 Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Television Since 1980 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Fiction, 1980–1992 Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Comics Since the Silver Age Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Fiction Since 1992 Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Critical Race Theory Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Cultural History Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Fan Studies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Feminisms Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Language and Linguistics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Marxism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Nuclear Criticism Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Postcolonialism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Posthumanism and Cyborg Theory Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Postmodernism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Psychoanalysis Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Queer Theory Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Utopian Studies Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Virtuality Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Animal Studies Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Design for Screen sf Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Digital Games Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Empire Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Environmentalism Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Ethics and Alterity Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Music Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Pseudoscience Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Science Studies Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Space Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Time, Possible Worlds, and Counterfactuals Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Young Adult sf Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Alternate History Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Apocalyptic sf Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Arthouse sf Film Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Blockbuster sf Film Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Dystopia Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Eutopia Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Feminist sf Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Future History Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Hard sf Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Slipstream Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Space Opera Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Weird Fiction Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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