The Poetics of Science Fiction

Speculations and extrapolations throughout the book engage the reader in thought-experiments and discussion points, with selected further reading making it a useful source book for classroom and seminar.

The Poetics of Science Fiction

The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the extreme conditions offered by science fiction to develop new insights into the language of the literary context. The discussion ranges from a detailed investigation of new words and metaphors, to the exploration of new worlds, from pulp science fiction to the genre's literary masterpieces, its special effects and poetic expression. Speculations and extrapolations throughout the book engage the reader in thought-experiments and discussion points, with selected further reading making it a useful source book for classroom and seminar.

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The Poetics of Science Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Peter Stockwell
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-11 - Publisher: Routledge

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The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-century England
Language: en
Pages: 293
Authors: Claire Preston
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This study examines the way that scientists in the 16th and 17th centuries, who had not studied 'science' formally, used the tools of their literary education to formulate ideas about science and, at the same time, how the remarkable 17th-century scientific developments inspired non-scientific writers to make new fictions of
The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Tim Lanzendörfer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-19 - Publisher: Lexington Books

The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel investigates the role of genre in the contemporary novel: taking its departure from the observation that numerous contemporary novelists make use of popular genre influences in what are still widely considered to be literary novels, it sketches the uses, the work, and
Becoming Utopian
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Tom Moylan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires activists, artists, and citizens alike. In this book Tom Moylan – one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies – explores the utopian process in its individual and collective trajectory from dream to realization. Drawing on
Ray Bradbury and the Poetics of Reverie
Language: en
Pages: 131
Authors: William F. Touponce
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Umi Research Press

Revision of thesis - University of Massachusets, 1981.