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The Cambridge History of Science Fiction

The Cambridge History of Science Fiction

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Eric Carl Link, Gerry Canavan, Ryan Vu, Roger Luckhurst, Terry Harpold, Rhys Williams, Nathaniel Williams, W. Andrew Shephard, Paul March-Russell, Brooks Landon, Michael R. Page, Salvatore Proietti, Andrew Pilsch, Malisa Kurtz, Brent Ryan Bellamy, Jane Donawerth, Lee Konstantinou, Michael Levy, Sean Redmond, Karen Hellekson, Rob Latham, Andrew M. Butler, Davies Mancus, Jeffrey Hicks, Lauren J. Lacey, Larisa Mikhaylova, Mark Bould, David M. Higgins, Rebecca Evans, Greg Conley, Ritch Calvin, Stefan Rabitsch, Michael Fuchs, Phillip E. Wegner, Graham J. Murphy, Nicole de Fee, Veronica Hollinger, Isiah Lavender, III, Eric C. Otto, Dan Hassler-Forest, Aaron Kashtan, Pawel Frelik, Hua Li, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Hugh Charles O'Connell, Sherryl Vint, Rebekah Sheldon, Paul Booth, John Rieder
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  • Publication planned for: December 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107166097

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  • The first science fiction course in the American academy was held in the early 1950s. In the sixty years since, science fiction has become a recognized and established literary genre with a significant and growing body of scholarship. The Cambridge History of Science Fiction is a landmark volume as the first authoritative history of the genre. Over forty contributors with diverse and complementary specialties present a history of science fiction across national and genre boundaries, and trace its intellectual and creative roots in the philosophical and fantastic narratives of the ancient past. Science fiction as a literary genre is the central focus of the volume, but fundamental to its story is its non-literary cultural manifestations and influence. Coverage thus includes transmedia manifestations as an integral part of the genre's history, including not only short stories and novels, but also film, art, architecture, music, comics, and interactive media.

    • This is the first edited, multi-author 'history' of science fiction that is both global in scope and has depth of treatment
    • Takes a wide view of the science fiction genre with regard to both space and time, as well as including breakout chapters on specific themes, media, and movements
    • Over forty different authors with a range of expertise in sub-specialties connected with the subject contributed to the book
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    • Publication planned for: December 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107166097
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2018
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Contributors
    On not defining science fiction: an introduction
    Part I. Before The New Wave:
    1. Science fiction before science fiction: ancient, medieval, and early modern science fiction
    2. Interrelations: science fiction and the Gothic
    3. European science fiction in the nineteenth century
    4. Inventing new worlds: the age of manifestos and utopias
    5. War machines and child geniuses: American Edisonades
    6. Afrofuturism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
    7. Science fiction, modernism, and the avant-garde
    8. The Gernsback years: science fiction and the pups (1920s–1930s)
    9. Astounding stories: John W. Campbell and the Golden Age, 1938–1950
    10. Science fiction in Continental Europe before World War Two
    11. Rise of the Supermen: science fiction during World War II
    12. Utopia …: science fiction in the 1950s and 1960s
    13. … or bust: science fiction and the bomb (1945–1960)
    14. Women in the Golden Age of science fiction
    15. Better living through chemistry: science fiction and consumerism in the Cold War
    16. 'The Golden Age of science fiction is twelve': children's and young-adult science fiction into the 1980s
    17. Spectacular horizons: the birth of science fiction film, television, and radio, 1900–1959
    18. Fandom and fan culture in the Golden Age and beyond
    19. Science fiction and its critics
    Part II. The New Wave:
    20. Riding the new wave
    21. New wave science fiction and the counterculture
    22. Science fiction film, television, and music during the new wave, 1960–1980
    23. Science fiction, gender, and sexuality in the new wave
    24. Shestidesyatniki: the conjunction of inner and outer space in Eastern European science fiction
    25. Afrofuturism in the new wave era
    26. New wave science fiction and the Vietnam War
    27. New wave science fiction and the dawn of the environmental movement
    28. Stagflation, new wave, and the death of the future
    29. Science fiction in the academy in the 1970s
    Part III. After the New Wave:
    30. The birth of the science fiction franchise
    31. Science fiction and postmodernism (1980s–1990s)
    32. Cyberpunk and post-cyberpunk
    33. Science fiction film and television in the 1980s and 1990s
    34. 'Strangers to ourselves': gender and sexuality in recent science fiction
    35. Contemporary science fiction and Afrofuturism
    36. Science fiction and the revenge of nature: environmentalism (1990s–2010s)
    37. Science fiction and the return of Empire: global capitalism, Tom Cruise, and the War on Terror (2000s–2010s)
    38. Comic books from the 1980s to the 2010s
    39. Video games and virtual lives: science fiction gaming (1980s–2010s)
    40. Twenty-first century Chinese science fiction on the rise: anti-authoritarianism and dreams of freedom
    41. Ciencia ficcion/ficcao cientifica from Latin America
    42. Science fiction and the Global South
    43. Science fiction film and television of the twenty-first century
    44. Dystopian futures and utopian presents in contemporary young adult science fiction
    45. Convergence culture: science fiction fandom today
    46. Theorizing science fiction: science fiction studies since 2000
    Select bibliography
    Index.

  • Editors

    Gerry Canavan, Marquette University, Wisconsin
    Gerry Canavan is an assistant professor of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature in the Department of English at Marquette University. He is the co-editor, with Kim Stanley Robinson, of Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (2014) and, with Eric Carl Link, of The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction (Cambridge, 2015). His first monograph is Octavia E. Butler (2016).

    Eric Carl Link, Purdue University, Indiana
    Eric Carl Link is Professor of American Literature and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Purdue University Fort Wayne. His many publications include The Vast and Terrible Drama: American Literary Naturalism in the Late Nineteenth Century (2004), Understanding Philip K. Dick (2009), and Crosscurrents: Readings in the Disciplines (2012).  He is the editor or co-editor of numerous volumes, including The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction (co-edited with Gerry Canavan, Cambridge, 2015).

    Contributors

    Eric Carl Link, Gerry Canavan, Ryan Vu, Roger Luckhurst, Terry Harpold, Rhys Williams, Nathaniel Williams, W. Andrew Shephard, Paul March-Russell, Brooks Landon, Michael R. Page, Salvatore Proietti, Andrew Pilsch, Malisa Kurtz, Brent Ryan Bellamy, Jane Donawerth, Lee Konstantinou, Michael Levy, Sean Redmond, Karen Hellekson, Rob Latham, Andrew M. Butler, Davies Mancus, Jeffrey Hicks, Lauren J. Lacey, Larisa Mikhaylova, Mark Bould, David M. Higgins, Rebecca Evans, Greg Conley, Ritch Calvin, Stefan Rabitsch, Michael Fuchs, Phillip E. Wegner, Graham J. Murphy, Nicole de Fee, Veronica Hollinger, Isiah Lavender, III, Eric C. Otto, Dan Hassler-Forest, Aaron Kashtan, Pawel Frelik, Hua Li, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Hugh Charles O'Connell, Sherryl Vint, Rebekah Sheldon, Paul Booth, John Rieder

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