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Reading by Starlight

Postmodern Science Fiction

Taylor and Francis,
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Kurzbeschreibung

Reading by Starlight explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre.Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He shows how, for perfect understanding, sci-fi readers must learn the codes of these imaginary worlds and vocabularies, all the time picking up references to texts by other writers.Reading by Starlight includes close readings of paradigmatic cyberpunk texts and writings by SF novelists and theorists including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Varley, Roger Zelazny, William Gibson, Fredric Jameson and Samuel R. Delaney.

Details

Titel: Reading by Starlight
Autoren/Herausgeber: Damien Broderick
Aus der Reihe: Popular Fictions Series

ISBN/EAN: 9781134860067

Seitenzahl: 216
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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