The Science Fiction Handbook (Wiley Blackwell Literature Handbooks)

3.7 avg rating
( 37 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781405162050: The Science Fiction Handbook (Wiley Blackwell Literature Handbooks)

The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible survey of one of the literary world's most fascinating genres.

  • Includes separate historical surveys of key subgenres including time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian science fiction
  • Each subgenre survey includes an extensive list of relevant critical readings, recommended novels in the subgenre, and recommended films relevant to the subgenre
  • Features entries on a number of key science fiction authors and extensive discussion of major science fiction novels or sequences
  • Writers and works include Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula K. Le Guin; The War of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and many more
  • A 'Science Fiction Glossary' completes this indispensable Handbook

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Few literary genres can expand the boundaries of our imagination as much as science fiction. The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive historical survey of literary works of science fiction and its most popular sub-genres. Beginning with a broad overview of science fiction's emergence as a literary genre, the Handbook goes on to provide detailed historical surveys of its distinct sub-genres, whose development often paralleled society's technological advances. These include works of time-travel and alternative history narratives; alien-invasion narratives; space exploration and space opera; post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives; works of utopian and dystopian science fiction; feminism and gender themes in science fiction; science fiction as satire; cyberpunk and post-human science fiction; and multicultural science fiction. The authors also offer brief biographies of several noted science fiction writers along with extended critical analyses of 20 of the genre's most significant works.

About the Author:

M. Keith Booker is the James E. and Ellen Wadley Roper Professor of English and Director of the Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Arkansas. He is the author of more than 30 books on literature, popular culture, and cultural theory.

Anne-Marie Thomas is Associate Professor of English at Austin Community College. She teaches literature and composition, including science fiction classes for the college’s Honors Program.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 133.95
US$ 99.60

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

M. Keith Booker, Anne-Marie Thomas
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible survey of one of the literary world s most fascinating genres. Includes separate historical surveys of key subgenres including time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian science fiction Each subgenre survey includes an extensive list of relevant critical readings, recommended novels in the subgenre, and recommended films relevant to the subgenre Features entries on a number of key science fiction authors and extensive discussion of major science fiction novels or sequences Writers and works include Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula K. Le Guin; The War of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and many more A Science Fiction Glossary completes this indispensable Handbook. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781405162050

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 99.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

M. Keith Booker, Anne-Marie Thomas
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible survey of one of the literary world s most fascinating genres. Includes separate historical surveys of key subgenres including time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian science fiction Each subgenre survey includes an extensive list of relevant critical readings, recommended novels in the subgenre, and recommended films relevant to the subgenre Features entries on a number of key science fiction authors and extensive discussion of major science fiction novels or sequences Writers and works include Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula K. Le Guin; The War of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and many more A Science Fiction Glossary completes this indispensable Handbook. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781405162050

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 106.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

M. Keith Booker
Published by Wileyand#8211;Blackwell (2009)
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wileyand#8211;Blackwell, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FW-9781405162050

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 94.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

M. Keith Booker, Anne-Marie Thomas
Published by Wiley 2009-04-09, Chichester (2009)
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley 2009-04-09, Chichester, 2009. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781405162050

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 101.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

BOOKER
Published by John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781405162050

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 107.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

M. Keith Booker
Published by Wileyand#8211;Blackwell (2009)
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wileyand#8211;Blackwell, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781405162050

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 118.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

BOOKER
Published by John Wiley & Sons (2016)
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781405162050_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 119.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

M. Keith Booker
Published by Wileyand#8211;Blackwell (2009)
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wileyand#8211;Blackwell, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781405162050

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 122.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

M. Keith Booker; Anne-Marie Thomas
Published by Wiley-Blackwell (2009)
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1405162058

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 135.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Booker, M. Keith; Thomas, Anne-Marie
Published by Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 10: 1405162058 ISBN 13: 9781405162050
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1405162058 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # XM-1405162058

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 135.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book