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Read online The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields It is literature which draws on popular culture and engages in speculation about science history and all varieties of social relations This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction which look at the genre from different angles It examines science fiction from Thomas More to the present day and introduces important critical approaches including Marxism postmodernism feminism and queer theory by Edward James, Farah Mendlesohn, James Gunn, Veronica Hollinger, Gwyneth Jones, Elizabeth Anne Leonard, Michael Levy, Ken McLeod, Helen Merrick, Wendy Pearson, Joan Slonczewski, Brian M. Stableford, Brian Attebery, Gary Westfahl, Gary K. Wolfe, Mark Bould, Damien Broderick, Andrew M. Butler, John Clute, Kathryn Cramer, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr, Andy Duncan

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The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
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Number of Pages:323
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Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel a number matched only by Robert Heinlein Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias against the disabled economic exploitation and the role of women in society br br Acclaimed science fiction scholar Edward James traces Bujold s career showing how Bujold emerged from fanzine culture to win devoted male and female readers despite working in genres military SF space opera perceived as solely by and for males Devoted to old school ideas such as faith in humanity and the desire to probe and do good in the universe Bujold simultaneously subverted genre conventions and experimented with forms that led her in bold creative directions As James shows her iconic hero Miles Vorkosigan unimposing physically impaired self conscious to a fault embodied Bujold s thematic concerns The sheer humanity of her characters meanwhile gained her a legion of fans eager to provide her with feedback expand her vision through fan fiction and follow her into fantasy br, An introduction to science fiction exploring it as a cultural phenomenon which has held considerable influence on the way in which people see science technology and many other aspects of the modern world Edward James is the editor of Foundation The Review of Science Fiction, Barbarians is the name the Romans gave to those who lived beyond the frontiers of the Roman Empire the peoples they considered uncivilised Most of the written sources concerning the barbarians come from the Romans too and as such need to be treated with caution Only archaeology allows us to see beyond Roman prejudices and yet these records are often as difficult to interpret as historical ones br br Expertly guiding the reader through such historiographical complexities Edward James traces the history of the barbarians from the height of Roman power through to AD by which time they had settled in most parts of imperial territory in Europe His book is the first to look at all Europe s barbarians the Picts and the Scots in the far north west the Franks Goths and Slavic speaking peoples and relative newcomers such as the Huns and Alans from the Asiatic steppes br br How did whole barbarian peoples migrate across Europe What were their relations with the Romans And why did they convert to Christianity Drawing on the latest scholarly research this book rejects easy generalisations to provide a clear nuanced and comprehensive account of the barbarians and the tumultuous period they lived through, In a departure from traditional histories of France Edward James does not concentrate solely on the history of the monarchy but examines the five centuries which followed the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century br