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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction


The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction.

It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in turn, at:

• History – an integrated chronological narrative of the genre’s development
• Theory – detailed accounts of major theoretical approaches including feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and utopian studies
• Issues and Challenges – anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics, and alterity
• Subgenres – a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific subgenres

Bringing into dialogue the many perspectives on the genre, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and the future of science fiction and the way it is taught and studied.

PART I - History

01 The Copernican Revolution
Adam Roberts

02 Nineteenth-century sf
ArThur B. Evans

03 Fiction, 1895–1926
John Rieder

04 Sf tourism
Brooks Landon

05 Film, 1895–1950
J.P. Telotte

06 Fiction, 1926–1949
Farah MendleSohn

07 Golden Age comics
Marek Wasielewski

08 Film and television, the 1950s
Mark Jancovich and Derek Johnston

09 Fiction, 1950–1963
Rob Latham

10 Film and television, 1960–1980
Peter Wright

11 Fiction, 1964–1979
Helen Merrick

12 Manga and anime
Sharalyn Orbaugh

13 Silver Age comics
Jim Casey

14 Film since 1980
Sean Redmond

15 Television since 1980
LinColn Geraghty

16 Fiction, 1980–1992
Michael Levy

17 Comics since the Silver Age
Abraham Kawa

18 Fiction since 1992
Paul Kincaid

PART II - Theory

19 Critical race theory
isiah Lavender

20 Cultural history
lisa Yaszek

21 Fan studies
Robin Anne Reid

22 Feminisms
Jane Donawerth

23 Language and linguistics
Mark Bould

24 Marxism
William J. Burling

25 Nuclear criticism
Paul Williams

26 Postcolonialism
Michelle Reid

27 Posthumanism and cyborg theory
VeroniCa Hollinger

28 Postmodernism
Darren Jorgensen

29 Psychoanalysis
Andrew M. Butler

30 Queer theory
Wendy Gay Peaeson

31 Utopian studies
Alcena Madeline DaviS Rogan

32 Virtuality
Thomas Foster

PART III - Issues and challenges

33 Animal studies
Joan Gordon

34 Design for screen sf
Piers D. Britton

35 Digital games
Tanya Krzywinska and Esther Maccallum-Stewart

36 Empire
Istvan Csicsery-Ronay JR

37 Environmentalism
Patrick D. Murphy

38 Ethics and alterity
Neil Easterbrook

39 Music
Ken MCleod

40 Pseudoscience
Roger Luckhurst

41 Science studies
Sherryl Vint

42 Space
James Kneale

43 Time, possible worlds, and counterfactuals
Matt Hills

44 Young adult sf
Joe Suttiff Sanders

PART IV - Subgenres

45 Alternate history
Karen Hellekson

46 Apocalyptic sf
Aris MouSoutzanis

47 Arthouse sf film
Stacey Abbott

48 Blockbuster sf film
Stacey Abbott

49 Dystopia
Graham J. murphy

50 Eutopia
Graham J. Murphy

51 Feminist sf
Gwyneth Jones

52 Future history
Andy Sawyer

53 Hard sf
David n. Samuelson

54 Slipstream
Victoria de Zwaan

55 Space opera
Andy Sawyer

56 Weird Fiction
China Miéville



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