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Fictional Space:  Essays on Contemporary Science Fiction

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Fictional Space: Essays on Contemporary Science Fiction

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Author: Tom Shippey
Publisher: Prometheus Books, 1991

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Genre: Science-Fiction
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In the Palace of Green Porcelain: Artifacts from the Museums of Science Fiction - (1991) - essay by Robert Crossley

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Is there a "postmodern" science fiction?. What is "cyberpunk?". What is going to happen to fiction in the next millennium?. How has science fiction coped with the big letdowns of the 1970s and 1980s, from the energy crisis to the NASA failures? These questions, and others, are asked and answered in this collection of eight essays by British and American critics focusing on science fiction's recent past, its contemporary relevance, and its attitudes to the immediate future. The case is made throughout for the genre's distinctive and novel literary effects, ranging from a new rhetoric of words and figures to a new ideology of "disfigured" myths and images. The book marks a new initiative for this distinctively modern form of 20th century literature.


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