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The History of Science Fiction (Palgrave Histories of Literature) (2006)

by Adam Roberts

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The History of Science Fiction traces the origin and development of science fiction from Ancient Greece up to the present day. The author is both an academic literary critic and acclaimed creative writer of the genre. Written in lively, accessible prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fandom.… (more)
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A well-written, accessible and superbly researched academic survey of science fiction. If you've got a paper to write, this is your first stop.

If you like this book already, I would also recommend Thomas Disch's DREAMS OUR STUFF IS MADE OF, and vice versa. ( )
  ralphpalm | Nov 11, 2019 |
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The obvious place to begin a critical history of science fiction is with a definition of its topic.
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The History of Science Fiction traces the origin and development of science fiction from Ancient Greece up to the present day. The author is both an academic literary critic and acclaimed creative writer of the genre. Written in lively, accessible prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fandom.

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