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Published: 23 June 2011

160 Pages | 15 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199557455

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Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

David Seed

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers the emergence of science fiction as a popular genre in the 20th century
  • Looks at the ways in which changes in science and technology affect human perception and behaviour
  • Explores science fiction in film and literature and compares the two media
  • Considers the wider social and political issues raised by science fiction writers
  • Looks at a wide range of science fiction in literature, drama, poetry, and film
  • Explores science fiction as a global phenomenon that constantly evolves and changes in times of rapid technological and political change