The Sociology of Science Fiction

The Sociology of Science Fiction

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Well-known critic Brian Stableford, a former professor at the University of Reading, contributes qa fascinating and valuable attempt to grapple with the questions of why SF authors write what they write, and why SF readers like what they likeq-Interzone. Contents: Introduction; Approaches to the Sociology of Literature; The Analysis of Communicative Functions; The Evolution of Science Fiction as a Publishing Category; The Expectations of the Science Fiction Reader; Themes and Trends in Science Fiction; and Conclusion: The Communicative Functions of Science Fiction. Complete with Notes and References, Bibliography, and Index.The twelve- year-old is inevitably more vulnerable to it than anyone else, and the long-term science fiction fan is likely to ... ...In simple words, it is this: the earlier stories were more or less skimpy plots surrounded by a mass of scientific detailanbsp;...

Title:The Sociology of Science Fiction
Author: Brian M. Stableford
Publisher:Wildside Press LLC - 1987-01-01

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