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Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction
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Damien Broderick
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Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction

Damien Broderick


9780415097895

Routledge


Reference » Sci-Fi Reference


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Reading by Starlight explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre. Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He shows how, for perfect understanding, sci-fi readers must learn the codes of these imaginary worlds and vocabularies, all the time picking up references to texts by other writers. Reading by Starlight includes close readings of paradigmatic cyberpunk texts and writings by SF novelists and theorists including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Varley, Roger Zelazny, William Gibson, Fredric Jameson and Samuel R. Delaney.

By:   Damien Broderick
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780415097895
ISBN 10:   0415097894
Series:   Popular Fictions Series
Publication Date:   December 1994
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Other merchandise
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction Part I: Modern Science Fiction 1. New World, New Texts 2. Generic Engineering 3. Genre or Mode? 4. The Uses of Otherness 5. Reading the Episteme 6. Dreams of Reason and Unreason 7. The Stars My Dissertation Part Two: Postmodern Science Fiction 8. Making Up Worlds 9. Allegraphy and Allegory 10. Sf as a Modular Calculus 11. The Multiplicity of Worlds, of Others 12. The Autumnal City Bibliography

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