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Title Strange divisions and alien territories : the sub-genres of science fiction / edited by Keith Brooke.

Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  809.38762 St81d 2012    ---  Available
Description xiv, 222 pages ; 23 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 192-210) and index.
Contents Foreword / Michael Swanwick -- From slide-rules to techno mystics: hard sf's battle for the imagination / Gary Gibson -- Space opera: this galaxy ain't big enough for the both of us / Alastair Reynolds -- Aliens: our selves and others / Justina Robson -- The literature of planetary adventure / Catherine Asaro and Kate Dolan -- Infinite pasts, infinite futures: the many worlds of time travel / John Grant -- Alternate history: worlds of what if / Kristine Kathryn Rusch -- The world of the end of the world: apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic science fiction / James Lovegrove -- Does God need a starship?: science fiction and religion / Adam Roberts -- No place like home: topian science fiction / Keith Brooke -- Who owns cyberpunk? / James Patrick Kelly -- Beyond the human baseline: special powers / Paul di Filippo -- Just passing through: journeys to the post-human / Tony Ballantyne -- Picking up the pieces / Keith Brooke.
Summary "Strange Divisions and Alien Territories explores the sub-genres of science fiction from the perspectives of a range of top SF authors. Combining a critical viewpoint with the exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing authors working in the field, contributors include Michael Swanwick, Catherine Asaro and Paul di Filippo"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Science fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Science fiction -- Authorship.
Added Author Brooke, Keith.
ISBN 9780230249677 (pbk.)
9780230249660 (hardback)
0230249663 (hardback)
0230249671 (pbk.)

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