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Download × The History of Science Fiction ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub The History of Science Fiction traces the origin and development of science fiction from Ancient Greece up to t I loved it because it makes a case for every single SF writer and book franchise tv show or comic It explains why are they considered SF and how did they shape the genre in case they did It never leaves behind non classics and tries to paint a general idea of what was happening in every age without talking just about the big writers

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Download × The History of Science Fiction ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub N in lively accessible prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fand The History of Science Fiction is a somewhat misleading title Perhaps A History of Science Fiction would be appropriate as this book is not an exhaustive survey of science fiction literature as much as it is using aspects of that literature to articulate a thesis about the nature of science fiction itself That is science fiction emerged out of a set of theological problems presented by the Copernican Revolution and the multitude of worlds that the investigation of these uestions contained a Protestant Catholic materialist mystic dichotomy and that these uestions where increasingly framed in a technological and secular worldview that occasionally reveals its roots in religious theology That s the Review version the much nuanced version is in the bookRoberts book is generally effective at mediating the line between popular and academic literature though in a few places that becomes difficult Starting around chapter 8 and in earnest with chapter 11 there is a lot of discussion post modernism Derrida and reading meta texts It can be hard to follow unless you happen to be one of his students But on the whole the book is accessible to a wide audience of people who would usually be locked out of books assuming an academic uality That accessibility of tone is mirrored in his extension of science fiction in diverse mediums including taking seriously what is produced by science fiction fandom itselfAnother reviewer used the phrase even handed when describing Roberts discussion of opinions that differ from his own I found that to be an apt description He presents his thesis clearly and presents at least in my mind a credible and well reasoned defense based on evidence in science fiction literature In addition he is also very clear about what it is he is arguing for and what his opinions are biases are I find that kind of honesty refreshing because it gives the reader a wide latitude to disagree and ways to articulate disagreement In that sense the book is almost conversational in a way many academic books are not Also there is a great deal of dry humor mixed in with some of this critical judgements that liven up the textSo in short I heartily recommend this book Not because you will be persuaded necessarily of its premise but because it is engaging thought provoking and amusing You will think a lot and probably disagree much but ultimately I believe it will be time well spent whether you are an academic or a fan Partition : Super top, numero 1 prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fand The History of Science Fiction is a somewhat misleading title Perhaps A History of Science Fiction would be appropriate as this book is not an exhaustive survey of science fiction literature as much as it is using aspects of that literature to articulate a thesis about the nature of science fiction itself That is science fiction emerged out of a set of theological Partition : Super top, numero 2 problems Dix ans de succes 1980-1990 - 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Download × The History of Science Fiction ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub He present day The author is both an academic literary critic and acclaimed creative writer of the genre Writte This is the most significant attempt at a one volume narrative history of SF since Aldiss and Wingrove s Trillion Year Spree way back when Aldiss and Wingrove are probably epigrammatic and accessible to the general reader because Prof Roberts has produced an academic work but in doing so he s produced a work of greater intellectual rigour and one which for an academic text is remarkably lucid eminently readable and jargon free He also manages to be scrupulously fair even to writers he doesn t much care for though you might end up in the rare position of feeling sorry for Harlan Ellison or whose viewpoints he doesn t share like Heinlein Or in brief he sets himself a tough challenge and meets it brilliantlyRoberts key contribution to SF history is probably his definition of the genre as that branch of fantastic literature that springs from a rational technological rather than a mystical magical perspective but in which the latter continues to surface Indeed for Roberts the gravitational pull of the mystical magical viewpoint is essential to actually understanding SF as it offers an explanation as to why this ostensibly logical hard headed genre is so partial to themes of transcendence and why so many of its readers still love the sense of wonder His definition of SF is one of those brilliant ideas that seems so lucid and obvious you wonder why on earth no one managed to come up with it beforeWith that established like some previous writers Roberts sees SF as starting with Lucian of Samosata Unlike some previous writers he s able to make a sound case for this position The first half of the book about 170 pages in total then traces the tale of what used to be called proto SF up till the arrival of the first American pulp SF mags in the 1920s You might think that s a long time before we get to the stuff most general readers are actually interested in but it s a remarkably and surprisingly interesting account that goes a long way to clarifying his definition and in doing so increasing our overall understanding of SF His discussions on Mary Shelley and Poe are astute he makes a case for rather than just stating the significance of Wells and his rehabilitation of Jules Verne is a real eye opener Plus he makes a whole raft of long forgotten and freuently daft sounding works that no one will ever actually read again seem curiously interestingBy the time we reach Amazing Stories and all that follows Roberts has clearly established that the conceptual framework for reading and writing SF doesn t just appear from nowhere or mysteriously emerge from the pulps but is a continuation of a long standing cultural strand The bare bones narrative of the genre s history since then is familiar Golden Age New Wave Cyberpunk etc but Roberts analysis of them is fresh and stimulating see for example his overview of Asimov which acknowledges the Good Doctor s many weaknesses but makes a brilliant case for his greatest but often forgotten virtue the ethical uestions explored in his robot stories Most of the key works and writers are covered However if there s one key fault with the book it s a bias towards SF novels rather than shorter fiction which means that some significant authors are overlooked or not even mentionedRoberts book is also notable for its serious consideration of SF s broader cultural presence in music for example and his frank admission that for the vast majority of the global population SF on TV and cinema screens is far significant than the written word mainly because the visual impact of modern moviemaking technology is a far reliable guarantor of the sense of wonder than the written word Roberts agrees with many other commentators that SF cinema and TV is largely bereft of intellectual substance but he s sanguine about it than many of those commentators because he can acknowledge its emotional appeal and still root that in the overall nature of the genre In other words serious written SF isn t under threat from cinematic spectacle but who reads ERB or Doc Smith these days And why would you need or want to Roberts final achievement To have produced an academically robust text that s eminently readable outside the Ivory Towers and one that consistently takes a left of centre perspective without coming anywhere near the grim hermetically sealed and uestionably relevant worlds of critical theoryOr to put it another way how can you not love a book which in its chronological overview of key developments in SF offers us the following for 1965 Philip K Dick The Three Stigmata of Palmer EldritchFrank Herbert DuneSun Ra The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume OneProof that the playful cheeky wit of works like Yellow Blue Tibia can t be suppressed even in a very respectable academic text


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  • Hardcover
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  • The History of Science Fiction
  • A. Roberts
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  • 11 August 2018
  • 0230546919