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The New Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

Mark Bould

The New Routledge Companion to Science Fiction provides an overview of the study of science fiction across multiple academic fields. It offers a new conceptualisation of the field today, marking the significant changes that have taken place in sf studies over the past 15 years.

Building on the pioneering research in the first edition, the collection reorganizes historical coverage of the genre to emphasise new geographical areas of culture production and the growing importance of media beyond print. It also updates and expands the range of frameworks that are relevant to the study of science fiction. The periodisation has been reframed to include new chapters focusing on science fiction produced outside the Anglophone context, including South Asian, Latin American, Chinese and African diasporic science fiction. The contributors use both well-established critical and theoretical approaches and embrace a range of new ones, including biopolitics, climate crisis, critical ethnic studies, disability studies, energy humanities, game studies, medical humanities, new materialisms and sonic studies.

This book is an invaluable resource for students and established scholars seeking to understand the vast range of engagements with science fiction in scholarship today.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Jun 10th, 2024
  • Pages: 552
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0002
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.99lb
  • EAN: 9780367690533
  • Categories: Science Fiction & FantasyGeneral

About the Author

Mark Bould (he/him) is Professor of Film and Literature at the University of the West of England. He is the recipient of the Science Fiction Research Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Distinguished Scholarship Award. His works include Author of Solaris (2014), Science Fiction: The Routledge Film Guidebook (2012), and The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (with Sherryl Vint; 2011).

Andrew M. Butler (he/him) is the author of Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s (2012) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2019). He is Managing Editor of Extrapolation and chair of judges for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Sherryl Vint (she/her) is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and Chair of English at the University of California, Riverside. She is the recipient of the Science Fiction Research Association's Innovative Scholarship and its Lifetime Achievement Awards. Her publications include Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader (2015) and Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed (2014).

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