The Science Fiction Handbook (Literature and Culture Handbooks) (Hardcover)

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By Nick Hubble (Editor), Aris Mousoutzanis (Editor)
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As we move through the twenty-first century, the importance of science fiction to the study of English Literature is becoming increasingly apparent. The Science Fiction Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the genre and how to study it for students new to the field. In particular, it provides detailed entries on major writers in the SF field who might be encountered on university-level English Literature courses, ranging from H.G. Wells and Philip K. Dick, to Doris Lessing and Geoff Ryman. Other features include an historical timeline, sections on key writers, critics and critical terms, and case studies of both literary and critical works. In the later sections of the book, the changing nature of the science fiction canon and its growing role in relation to the wider categories of English Literature are discussed in depth introducing the reader to the latest critical thinking on the field.

About the Author

Nick Hubble is Head of English Literature at Brunel University, London, UK. Aris Mousoutzanis is Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies, University of Brighton, UK.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781441197696
ISBN-10: 1441197699
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: November 21st, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Literature and Culture Handbooks