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A Companion To Science Fiction
By David Seed (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackwell Pub
Publication date September 19, 2005
Pages 612
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781405112185
ISBN-10 1405112182
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2.80 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $215.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers.

  • This Companion conveys the scale and variety of science fiction.
  • Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debating cultural issues.
  • Essays by an international range of scholars discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers.
  • Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins of the genre, its engagement with science and gender, and national variations of science fiction around the English-speaking world.
  • Maps out connections between science fiction, television, the cinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of the culture.
  • Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin.
  • Offers close readings of particular novels, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.


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Hardcover
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from Blackwell Pub (September 19, 2005)
9781405112185 | details & prices | 612 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.80 lbs | List price $215.00
About: A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers.
Paperback
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from Blackwell Pub (June 16, 2008)
9781405184373 | details & prices | 612 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $61.95
Miscellaneous
from Blackwell Pub (April 15, 2008)
9781405144582 | details & prices | 612 pages | List price $167.95
Miscellaneous
Onl edition from John Wiley & Sons Inc (April 25, 2008)
9780470997055 | details & prices | 612 pages | List price $190.00

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