Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction
Reading by Starlight explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre.
Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He shows how, for perfect understanding, sci-fi readers must learn the codes of these imaginary worlds and vocabularies, all the time picking up references to texts by other writers.
Reading by Starlight includes close readings of paradigmatic cyberpunk texts and writings by SF novelists and theorists including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Varley, Roger Zelazny, William Gibson, Fredric Jameson and Samuel R. Delaney.
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Out of the pulps
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GENRE OR MODE1
A literature of metaphor
THE USES OF OTHERNESS
THE STARS MY DISSERTATION
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ALLOGRAPHY AND ALLEGORY
SF AS A MODULAR CALCULUS
THE MULTIPLICITY OF WORLDS OF OTHERS
THE AUTUMNAL CITY
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