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Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Robert M. Philmus


This book offers a literary analysis of science fiction writing. It critically examines the works of some of the most prominent writers to have written in the genre — including Evgeny Zamiatin, Karel Capek, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Stanislaw Lem, along with English-language authors from H. G. Wells to Ursula Le Guin — and reveals how their works illustrate the fundamental elements of science fiction writing. The book looks at a diverse range of short stories and novels by the premier arbiters of the craft, with close readings that draw upon the theories of New Criticism as well as ... More

Keywords: science fiction writing, Evgeny Zamiatin, Karel Capek, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Stanislaw Lem, H.G. Wells, Ursula Le Guin, New Criticism, revisionary genre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238997
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert M. Philmus, author
Concordia University