TOC: ‘Strange Divisions and Alien Territories’ Edited by Keith Brooke

Keith Brooke has posted the table of contents for the new non-fiction book Strange Divisions and Alien Territories: The Sub-Genres of Science Fiction:

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories explores the sub-genres of science fiction from the perspectives of a dozen top SF authors, combining a critical viewpoint with exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing authors working in SF today.

Explore hard science, deep space and aliens; consider alternate history and time travel; look at utopias, dystopias, superpowers and religion; think about who we are and who we might become in the not-too-distant future, and be guided by authors who, between them, have won Hugos, Nebulas and other major science fiction awards many times over.

  • Foreword – Michael Swanwick
  • From Slide–rules To Techno–mystics: Hard SF’s Battle For The Imagination – Gary Gibson
  • Space Opera: This Galaxy Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us – Alastair Reynolds
  • Aliens: Our Selves And Others – Justina Robson
  • The Literature Of Planetary Adventure – Catherine Asaro And Kate Dolan
  • Infinite Pasts, Infinite Futures: The Many Worlds Of Time Travel – John Grant
  • Alternate History: Worlds Of What If – Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The World Of The End Of The World: Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction – James Lovegrove
  • Does God Need A Starship? Science Fiction And Religion – Adam Roberts
  • No Place Like Home: Topian Science Fiction – Keith Brooke
  • Who Owns Cyberpunk? – James Patrick Kelly
  • Beyond The Human Baseline: Special Powers – Paul Di Filippo
  • Just Passing Through: Journeys To The Post-human – Tony Ballantyne
  • Postscript – Keith Brooke