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Read online The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields It is literature which draws on popular culture and engages in speculation about science history and all varieties of social relations This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction which look at the genre from different angles It examines science fiction from Thomas More to the present day and introduces important critical approaches including Marxism postmodernism feminism and queer theory by Edward James, Farah Mendlesohn, James Gunn, Veronica Hollinger, Gwyneth Jones, Elizabeth Anne Leonard, Michael Levy, Ken McLeod, Helen Merrick, Wendy Pearson, Joan Slonczewski, Brian M. Stableford, Brian Attebery, Gary Westfahl, Gary K. Wolfe, Mark Bould, Damien Broderick, Andrew M. Butler, John Clute, Kathryn Cramer, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr, Andy Duncan

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The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
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Number of Pages:323
Category:Non fiction, Reference, Literary criticism
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The Franks first come to light in the third century A D as a group of barbarians living in the marshy lowlands of the Rhine frontier of the Roman Empire By they had become the political heirs of the Romans in the West, Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields It is literature which draws on popular culture and engages in speculation about science history and all varieties of social relations This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction which look at the genre from different angles It examines science fiction from Thomas More to the present day and introduces important critical approaches including Marxism postmodernism feminism and queer theory, Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel a number matched only by Robert Heinlein Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias against the disabled economic exploitation and the role of women in society br br Acclaimed science fiction scholar Edward James traces Bujold s career showing how Bujold emerged from fanzine culture to win devoted male and female readers despite working in genres military SF space opera perceived as solely by and for males Devoted to old school ideas such as faith in humanity and the desire to probe and do good in the universe Bujold simultaneously subverted genre conventions and experimented with forms that led her in bold creative directions As James shows her iconic hero Miles Vorkosigan unimposing physically impaired self conscious to a fault embodied Bujold s thematic concerns The sheer humanity of her characters meanwhile gained her a legion of fans eager to provide her with feedback expand her vision through fan fiction and follow her into fantasy br, This survey of medieval Britain presents the events comprising the two great invasions from Continental Europe as a coherent narrative Unique both for its broad historical perspective and for its wide geographic coverage Edward James all encompassing history spans the long millennium from the first century BC through the Norman Conquest and covers events across the whole of Britain from Cornwall to the Shetlands providing the European context for events in England while also examining the many ways Britain differed from the rest of Europe Students of medieval Europe will find his book an invaluable synthesis