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Reading by Starlight

Postmodern Science Fiction

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Reading by Starlight by Damien Broderick
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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.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 1994
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
224
Dimensions
152x229x12
ISBN-13
9780415097895
Product ID
1738328

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