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Author Freedman, Carl Howard.

Title Critical theory and science fiction / Carl Freedman
Published Hanover : Wesleyan University Press : University Press of New England, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 206 pages)
Contents Critical theory -- Science fiction -- Genre, theory, and phases of canon-formation -- The critical dynamic: science fiction and style -- The critical dynamic: science fiction and the historical novel -- The critical dynamic: science fiction and utopia -- Science fiction and the canon -- Solaris: Stanisław Lem and the structure of cognition -- The dispossessed: Ursula Le Guin and the ambiguities of utopia -- The two of them: Joanna Russ and the violence of gender -- Stars in my pocket like grains of sand: Samuel Delany and the dialectics of difference -- The man in the high castle: Philip K. Dick and the construction of realities -- Coda: critical theory, science fiction, and the postmodern
Summary Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year. This innovative cultural critique offers valuable insights into science fiction, thus enlarging our understanding of critical theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Delany, Samuel R. Stars in my pocket like grains of sand
Dick, Philip K. Man in the high castle.
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-2018. Dispossessed.
Lem, Stanisław. Solaris
Russ, Joanna, 1937-2011. Two of them
Science fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0819574546 (electronic bk.)
9780819574541 (electronic bk.)