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003    OCoLC 
005    20210906223917.0 
008    131029s2014    enk      b    001 0 eng   
010    2013036175 
020    9781441118745|q(hardback) 
020    1441118748|q(hardback) 
020    9781441194602|q(paperback) 
020    1441194606|q(paperback) 
020    9781441119605|q(ePDF) 
020    1441119604|q(ePDF) 
024 8  60001895130 
035    (OCoLC)857981576 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dYDX|dBTCTA|dBDX|dYDXCP|dOCLCO|dAS|dEAS
042    pcc 
050 00 PN3433.7|b.V56 2014 
082 00 809.3/8762071|223 
100 1  Vint, Sherryl,|d1969-|eauthor 
245 10 Science fiction :|ba guide for the perplexed /|cSherryl 
264  1 London ;|aNew York :|bBloomsbury Academic,|c2014 
300    210 pages ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Bloomsbury guides for the perplexed 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-198) and 
505 0  What is science fiction -- The literature of 
       technologically saturated societies -- Cognitive 
       estrangement -- The megatext -- Speculative fiction -- 
       Communities of practice -- The literature of ideas -- The 
       literature of change -- Science fictionality 
520    "Drawing on examples from literature, film and TV, this 
       book helps students grapple with and master the often 
       perplexing question, 'what is science fiction?'"--
       |cProvided by publisher 
520    "From its beginnings in the works of H.G. Wells and Jules 
       Verne to the virtual worlds of William Gibson's 
       Neuromancer and The Matrix, Science Fiction: A Guide to 
       the Perplexed helps students navigate the often perplexing
       worlds of a perennially popular genre. Drawing on 
       literature as well as example from film and television, 
       the book explores the different answers that criticism has
       offered to the vexed question, 'what is science fiction?' 
       Each chapter of the book includes case studies of key 
       texts, annotated guides to further reading and suggestions
       for class discussion to help students master the full 
       range of contemporary critical approaches to the field, 
       including the scientific, technological and political 
       contexts in which the genre has flourished. Ranging from 
       an understanding of the genre through the stereotypes of 
       1930s pulps through more recent claims that we are living 
       in a science fictional moment, this volume will provide a 
       comprehensive overview of this diverse and fascinating 
       genre."--Publisher's description 
650  0 Science fiction|xStudy and teaching 
650  0 Science fiction, English|xStudy and teaching 
650  0 Science fiction, American|xStudy and teaching 
650  0 Science fiction films|xStudy and teaching 
830  0 Guides for the perplexed 
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