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.
|Title of host publication||A Companion to Science Fiction|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2005|
|Name||Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture|