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The Resource Science fiction : a guide for the perplexed, Sherryl Vint

Science fiction : a guide for the perplexed, Sherryl Vint

Label
Science fiction : a guide for the perplexed
Title
Science fiction
Title remainder
a guide for the perplexed
Statement of responsibility
Sherryl Vint
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on examples from literature, film and TV, this book helps students grapple with and master the often perplexing question, 'what is science fiction?'"--
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Provided by publisher
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1969-
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Vint, Sherryl
Dewey number
809.3/8762071
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3433.7
LC item number
.V56 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Guides for the perplexed
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  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction, English
  • Science fiction, American
  • Science fiction films
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Science fiction, American
  • Science fiction, English
  • Science fiction
Label
Science fiction : a guide for the perplexed, Sherryl Vint
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; HalfTitle; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE What is science fiction?; Origins; Genre definitions; Gernsback's new sort of magazine; Science fictions; Discussion questions; CHAPTER TWO The literature of technologically saturated societies; Science and science fiction; Hard sf; Campbell's Golden Age; Science and gender; Discussion questions; CHAPTER THREE Cognitive estrangement; Cognition versus spectacle; The limits of cognitive estrangement; Science fiction as critical theory; Discussion questions; CHAPTER FOUR The megatext; Robots in the megatext
  • Parabolic narrativeAlien invasion in the megatext; Megatext as dialectic; Discussion questions; CHAPTER FIVE Speculative fiction; The new wave; Dangerous technoculture; Expanding genre boundaries; Expanding genre boundaries; Remaking human potentialities; Discussion questions; CHAPTER SIX Communities of practice; Material cultures of science fiction; Cyberspace and cyberpunk; Posthuman life and singularity fiction; Science fiction as "fact"; Fan culture as critic; Discussion questions; CHAPTER SEVEN The literature of ideas; Feminist science fiction; Queer science fiction
  • Race and ethnicity in science fictionDiscussion questions; CHAPTER EIGHT The literature of change; Philosophical change; Social change; Technological change; Changing aesthetic tradition; Discussion questions; CHAPTER NINE Science fictionality; Living in a science fiction world; The persistence of science fiction; Discussion questions; CHRONOLOGY; NOTES; FURTHER READING; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
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869377189
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441102812
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869377189
Label
Science fiction : a guide for the perplexed, Sherryl Vint
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; HalfTitle; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE What is science fiction?; Origins; Genre definitions; Gernsback's new sort of magazine; Science fictions; Discussion questions; CHAPTER TWO The literature of technologically saturated societies; Science and science fiction; Hard sf; Campbell's Golden Age; Science and gender; Discussion questions; CHAPTER THREE Cognitive estrangement; Cognition versus spectacle; The limits of cognitive estrangement; Science fiction as critical theory; Discussion questions; CHAPTER FOUR The megatext; Robots in the megatext
  • Parabolic narrativeAlien invasion in the megatext; Megatext as dialectic; Discussion questions; CHAPTER FIVE Speculative fiction; The new wave; Dangerous technoculture; Expanding genre boundaries; Expanding genre boundaries; Remaking human potentialities; Discussion questions; CHAPTER SIX Communities of practice; Material cultures of science fiction; Cyberspace and cyberpunk; Posthuman life and singularity fiction; Science fiction as "fact"; Fan culture as critic; Discussion questions; CHAPTER SEVEN The literature of ideas; Feminist science fiction; Queer science fiction
  • Race and ethnicity in science fictionDiscussion questions; CHAPTER EIGHT The literature of change; Philosophical change; Social change; Technological change; Changing aesthetic tradition; Discussion questions; CHAPTER NINE Science fictionality; Living in a science fiction world; The persistence of science fiction; Discussion questions; CHRONOLOGY; NOTES; FURTHER READING; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
869377189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441102812
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869377189

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