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Andrew M. Butler

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318344

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317798

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After the New Wave: After Science Fiction?

After the New Wave: After Science Fiction?

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(p.24) 2 After the New Wave: After Science Fiction?
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Solar Flares
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317798.003

The science fiction writers who began publishing in the 1950s and 1960s boldly experimented with subject matter and style, coinciding with the loosening of taboos. The New Wave allowed writers such as J. G. Ballard to venture into inner rather than outer space. Barry Malzberg, among others, even made no distinction between the two. In Britain, Michael Moorcock, editor of New Worlds, urged his contributors to experiment with both form and content. However, New Worlds moved from magazine to paperback format due to declining sales. This chapter examines the works of Moorcock, Ballard, Malzberg, Brian W. Aldiss, M. John Harrison, Harlan Ellison, John Brunner, Thomas M. Disch and John Sladek as the New Wave made a transition from short form in periodicals to novels.

Keywords:   New Wave, J. G. Ballard, Barry Malzberg, Michael Moorcock, New Worlds, periodicals, novels, Harlan Ellison, John Brunner, science fiction

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