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Andrew Milner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318429

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317804

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Science Fiction and Selective Tradition

Science Fiction and Selective Tradition

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Locating Science Fiction
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the definition of science fiction. It discusses academic definitions of science fiction; modernism, modernity and science fiction; non-academic definitions of science fiction; rethinking genre; and Williams' notion of ‘selective tradition’.

Keywords:   science fiction, modernism, modernity, genre, selective tradition

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