Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

Faye Hammill, David Seed (Editor)

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Abstract

A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. * This Companion conveys the scale and variety of science fiction. * Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debating cultural issues. * Essays by an international range of scholars discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. * Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins of the genre, its engagement with science and gender, and national variations of science fiction around the English-speaking world. * Maps out connections between science fiction, television, the cinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of the culture. * Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin. * Offers close readings of particular novels, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Science Fiction
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages522-533
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)1405112182
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Publication series

NameBlackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
PublisherWiley-Blackwell

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