The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

Technological know-how fiction is on the intersection of various fields. it truly is literature which pulls on pop culture, and engages in hypothesis approximately technological know-how, historical past, and all kinds of social kin.

This quantity brings jointly essays by way of students and practitioners of technology fiction, which examine the style from diversified angles. It examines technology fiction from Thomas extra to the current day; and introduces vital severe ways (including Marxism, postmodernism, feminism and queer theory).

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