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Science Fiction in the Real World (Paperback)

Author: Spinrad, Norman

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No ordinary critic, Norman Spinrad explicates, celebrates, and sometimes excoriates science fiction from the privileged perspective of an artist armed with intimate knowledge of the craft of fiction and even of the writers themselves.

In these 13 essays, Spinrad urges science fiction as a genre to reach its potential. He divides the essays?new works written specifically for this book combined with those that appeared in Isaac Asimov?s Science Fiction Magazine?into five sections: "Literature and Genre: A Critical Overview," in which Spinrad establishes his critical standards; "Alternate Media: Visual Translations," a discussion of comic books and books made into movies; "Modes of Content: Hard SF, Cyberpunk, and the Space Visionaries"; "Psychopolitics and Science Fiction: Heroes?True and Otherwise"; and "Masters of the Form: Careers in Profile," discussions of Sturgeon, Vonnegut, Ballard, and Dick.

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Publisher Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780809316717
SKU 204973365
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0809316714
Release Date 4/1/1990

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