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Written in lively, accessible prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fandom. Seller Inventory AAZ Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, New Book.


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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 'As a professor of 19th-century literature as well as a prolific science fiction writer, Roberts is eminently qualified to write a history of the genre. This impressive tome is ambitious in its scope, tracing SF's origins back to the fantastic voyages of the ancient Greek novel - the original Vernean voyages extraordinaires.

This isn't merely an excellent historical survey but a narrative, showing compellingly how modern science fiction has roots in the fantastic-voyage tales of antiquity, and has been shaped by a dialectic between magic and materialism that dates back to the Reformation Adam Roberts is already a proven author of high-quality science fiction.


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With 'History' he establishes himself as the most important critical voice in modern science fiction studies. It will get people talking, discussing and - dare I say it? It deals not just with the well-know epics of antiquity and the Renaissance, but also pursues developments in more recent literature and film. It offers an exploration of the changes that have taken place in the genre from Homer to Hollywood.

It deals not This book is the definitive critical history of science fiction. The first edition of this work traced the development of the genre from Ancient Greece and the European Reformation through to the end of the 20th century. This new 2nd edition has been revised thoroughly and very significantly expanded. An all-new final chapter discusses The first edition of this work Toggle navigation.