Andrew M. Butler is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Canterbury Christchurch University. He is the author and editor of many books including (as co-editor) 'The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction' (Routledge, 2009) and 'Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction' (Routledge, 2009).
Acknowledgements Prologue 1. The Ends of First Sf: Pioneers as Veterans 2. After the New Wave: After Science Fiction? 3. Beyond Apollo: Space Fictions after the Moon Landing 4. Big Dumb Objects: Science Fiction as Self-Parody 5. The Rise of Fantasy: Swords and Planets 6. Home of the Extraterrestrial Brothers: Race and African American Science Fiction 7. Alien Invaders: Vietnam and the Counterculture 8. This Septic Isle: Post-Imperial Melancholy 9. Foul Contagion Spread: Ecology and Environmentalism 10. Female Counter-Literature: Feninism 11. Strange Bedfollows: Gay Liberation 12. Saving the Family: Children's Fiction 13. Eating the Audience: Blockbusters 14. Chariots of the Gods: Rseudoscience and Parental Fears 15. Towers of Babel: The Architecture of Sf 16. Ruptures: Metafiction and Postmodernism Epilogue Bibliography Index
A superb work of narrative reference.
Science Fiction Studies, Volume 40
The author’s knowledge of the science fiction texts of the 1970s is absolutely compendious, covering not only the more mainstream sf writers of the 1970s but also some of the less well-known byways. Solar Flares constitutes a significant addition to sf scholarship.
University of Lancaster
Size: 234 × 156 mm
Publication: August 1, 2014
Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 43