The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Cambridge University Press, 1/26/2015
EAN 9781107694279, ISBN10: 1107694272

Paperback, 290 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience. Science fiction in America has long served to reflect the country's hopes, desires, ambitions, and fears. The ideas and conventions associated with science fiction are pervasive throughout American film and television, comics and visual arts, games and gaming, and fandom, as well as across the culture writ large. Through essays that address not only the history of science fiction in America but also the influence and significance of American science fiction throughout media and fan culture, this companion serves as a key resource for scholars, teachers, students, and fans of science fiction.

1. The mightiest machine
the development of American science fiction from the 1920s to the 1960s Gary Westfahl
2. Dangerous visions
new-wave and post-new-wave science fiction Darren Harris-Fain
3. American science fiction after 9/11 David M. Higgins
4. Afrofuturism in American science fiction Lisa Yaszek
5. Feminist and queer science fiction in America Alexis Lothian
6. The futures market
American utopias Mark Bould
7. American slipstream
science fiction and literary respectability Rob Latham
8. Hollywood science fiction Sherryl Vint
9. US superpower and superpowered Americans in science fiction and comic books Matthew Costello
10. Digital games and science fiction Patrick Jagoda
11. Fandom and fan culture Karen Hellekson
12. American frontiers John Rieder
13. Science, technology and the environment Priscilla Wald
14. American weird Roger Luckhurst
15. After America Rebekah C. Sheldon.