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Author Vint, Sherryl, 1969- author.

Title Science fiction : a guide for the perplexed / Sherryl Vint.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Guides for the perplexed
Guides for the perplexed.
Summary "Drawing on examples from literature, film and TV, this book helps students grapple with and master the often perplexing question, 'what is science fiction?'"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; HalfTitle; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE What is science fiction?; Origins; Genre definitions; Gernsback's new sort of magazine; Science fictions; Discussion questions; CHAPTER TWO The literature of technologically saturated societies; Science and science fiction; Hard sf; Campbell's Golden Age; Science and gender; Discussion questions; CHAPTER THREE Cognitive estrangement; Cognition versus spectacle; The limits of cognitive estrangement; Science fiction as critical theory; Discussion questions; CHAPTER FOUR The megatext; Robots in the megatext.
Parabolic narrativeAlien invasion in the megatext; Megatext as dialectic; Discussion questions; CHAPTER FIVE Speculative fiction; The new wave; Dangerous technoculture; Expanding genre boundaries; Expanding genre boundaries; Remaking human potentialities; Discussion questions; CHAPTER SIX Communities of practice; Material cultures of science fiction; Cyberspace and cyberpunk; Posthuman life and singularity fiction; Science fiction as "fact"; Fan culture as critic; Discussion questions; CHAPTER SEVEN The literature of ideas; Feminist science fiction; Queer science fiction.
Race and ethnicity in science fictionDiscussion questions; CHAPTER EIGHT The literature of change; Philosophical change; Social change; Technological change; Changing aesthetic tradition; Discussion questions; CHAPTER NINE Science fictionality; Living in a science fiction world; The persistence of science fiction; Discussion questions; CHRONOLOGY; NOTES; FURTHER READING; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Subject Science fiction -- Study and teaching.
Science fiction, English -- Study and teaching.
Science fiction, American -- Study and teaching.
Science fiction films -- Study and teaching.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Science Fiction & Fantasy.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Science fiction, American -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst01108643
Science fiction, English -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst01108675
Science fiction -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst01108601
Other Form: Print version: Vint, Sherryl, 1969- Science fiction 9781441118745 (DLC) 2013036175 (OCoLC)857981576
ISBN 9781441102812 (electronic book)
1441102817 (electronic book)
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