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Title The Cambridge companion to American science fiction / edited by Eric Carl Link, University of Memphis, Gerry Canavan, Marquette University.
Publication New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Description xxx, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Call # 813.0876 C
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature.
Summary "The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience. Science fiction in America has long served to reflect the country's hopes, desires, ambitions, and fears. The ideas and conventions associated with science fiction are pervasive throughout American film and television, comics and visual arts, games and gaming, and fandom, as well as across the culture writ large. Through essays that address not only the history of science fiction in America but also the influence and significance of American science fiction throughout media and fan culture, this companion serves as a key resource for scholars, teachers, students, and fans of science fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The mightiest machine: the development of American science fiction from the 1920s to the 1960s / Gary Westfahl; 2. Dangerous visions: new-wave and post-new-wave science fiction / Darren Harris-Fain; 3. American science fiction after 9/11 / David M. Higgins; 4. Afrofuturism in American science fiction / Lisa Yaszek; 5. Feminist and queer science fiction in America / Alexis Lothian; 6. The futures market: American utopias / Mark Bould; 7. American slipstream: science fiction and literary respectability / Rob Latham; 8. Hollywood science fiction / Sherryl Vint; 9. US superpower and superpowered Americans in science fiction and comic books / Matthew Costello; 10. Digital games and science fiction Patrick Jagoda; 11. Fandom and fan culture / Karen Hellekson; 12. American frontiers John Rieder; 13. Science, technology and the environment / Priscilla Wald; 14. American weird / Roger Luckhurst; 15. After America / Rebekah C. Sheldon.
Subject Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Science fiction, American. (OCoLC)fst01108635
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author Link, Eric Carl, editor.
Canavan, Gerry, editor.
ISBN 9781107694279 (paperback) :
1107694272 (paperback)
9781107052468 (hardback)
1107052467 (hardback)

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