The History of Science Fiction
SF author Adam Roberts joins a handful of other SF authors who have turned from writing science fiction to writing about science fiction. Available this month is The History of Science Fiction, a book that encompasses the genre from it’s origins to the present. The $95 reference text is described like so:
The first comprehensive critical history of the origins and development of science fiction for many decades, The Palgrave History of Science Fiction explores the genre from an international perspective and in depth. It covers SF from the ancient Greeks, through the rebirth of the genre at the Reformation, with detailed coverage of eighteenth- and nineteenth- century science fiction, and a wide-ranging account of twentieth-century sci-fi in book, film, televisual and comic book forms, concluding with an account of the current state of the genre.
Oh, great. Another reference text I want to own but is way to expensive to justify. Still, any book that uses the word “televisual” in its description has to be worth a little extra cash, no?
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