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Adam Roberts
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History of Science Fiction

Adam Roberts


9781137569592

Palgrave


Reference » Sci-Fi Reference


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546 pages

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This book is the definitive critical history of science fiction. The 2006 first edition of this work traced the development of the genre from Ancient Greece and the European Reformation through to the end of the 20th century. This new 2nd edition has been revised thoroughly and very significantly expanded. An all-new final chapter discusses 21st-century science fiction, and there is new material in every chapter: a wealth of new readings and original research. The author's groundbreaking thesis that science fiction is born out of the 17th-century Reformation is here bolstered with a wide range of new supporting material and many hundreds of 17th- and 18th-century science fiction texts, some of which have never been discussed before. The account of 19th-century science fiction has been expanded, and the various chapters tracing the twentieth-century bring in more writing by women, and science fiction in other media including cinema, TV, comics, fan-culture and other modes.

By:   Adam Roberts
Imprint:   Palgrave
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   831g
ISBN:   9781137569592
ISBN 10:   113756959X
Series:   Palgrave Histories of Literature
Pages:   546
Publication Date:   August 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Roberts is Professor of Nineteenth-century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is also the author of more than a dozen science fiction novels: his most recent, Jack Glass (2012) won the BSFA and Campbell awards for the year's best science fiction novel. He has published a number of critical and academic works on science fiction, 19th-century and other topics.

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