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Author Mendlesohn, Farah.

Title The inter-galactic playground : a critical study of children's and teens' science fiction / Farah Mendlesohn.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  809.3876 M523i 2009    ---  Available
Description ix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 14
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 14.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents So what do we mean when we say "science fiction?" -- Red herrings and living-room elephants: how we understand children and children's reading -- Science, informaiton density and the sf reader -- Trajectories and periodicity: expectations of the child in science fiction -- Socialization and the gendered (future) society -- You gotta have a theme; or, the paucity of plots -- Best practice now.
Summary "This book considers the development of science fiction for children and teens between 1950 and 2010, exploring why it differs from science fiction aimed at adults. In a broader sense, this examination of 400 texts sheds light on changing attitudes toward children and teenagers, toward science education, and toward the authors' expectations and sociological views of their audience"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children -- Books and reading.
ISBN 9780786435036 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786435038 (softcover : alk. paper)

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