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    Science Fiction: A Literary History

    Luckhurst, Roger, ed. (2017) Science Fiction: A Literary History. London, UK: British Library Press. ISBN 9780712356923.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Science fiction (SF) has existed as a popular genre for around 150 years. This book offers a survey of the genre from nineteenth-century pioneers to contemporary authors, introducing the plural versions of early SF across the world, before examining the emergence of the ‘scientific romance’ in the 1880s and 1890s. The ‘Golden Age’ of writers’ expansive SF pulp was concentrated in the 1930s, consolidated by best-selling writers like Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. The contributors to this volume also track the increasingly diverse forms SF took from the 1950s onwards.Leading international scholars, writing in an accessible style, consider SF as a ‘world’ literature, referencing works from diverse traditions in Latin America, Europe, Russia and the Far East. This book combines discussion of central figures of the tradition with a new global reach.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 13:15
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:42
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20451

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