Loading, please wait...

Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction - (Early Classics of Science Fiction (Paperback))

Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction - (Early Classics of Science Fiction (Paperback)) - image 1 of 1
Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction - (Early Classics of Science Fiction (Paperback)) - image 1 of 1
Shipping
Free standard shipping with RedCard
Loading, please wait...

About this item

Specifications

Number of Pages: 183

Genre: Literary Collections

Sub-Genre: General

Series Title: Early Classics of Science Fiction (Paperback)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Author: John Rieder

Language: English

Street Date: May 1, 2008
TCIN: 77844214
UPC: 9780819568748
Item Number (DPCI): 247-19-3457

Description

"In Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction, John Rieder has produced a commendably readable and intellectually robust contribution to the emerging field of 'postcolonial' studies in science fiction. Rieder employs interdisciplinary theory to best advantage and with minimal jargonizing."--Keith Williams, The Wellsian

"This takes science fiction criticism in a new direction by invoking sophisticated theories of colonialism, race, literature, and genre. Rieder's book will become one of the commonly cited authorities in the field."--John Huntington, professor of English, University of Illinois at Chicago

"'Science fiction exposes what colonialism imposes.'--Rieder's compelling argument is at the forefront of the revitalized Marxist engagement with the fantastic and makes new a genre we thought we already knew. It is essential reading."--Mark Bould, University of the West of England

"All in all, Haywood Ferreira has produced a noteworthy text that will be of interest to students and scholars of Latin American literature. One need not be a science fiction devotee to appreciate the research and enthusiasm that went into the writing of this book."--Jeanie Murphy, Hispania

"These early scientific romances [The Time Machine, The Island of Dr Moreau, The War of the Worlds and The First Men in the Moon] have been analyzed time and again, from virtually every critical angle, but Rieder shows how a colonial reading provides fresh and valuable insight into them."--Paul Kincaid, Foundation

"In Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction, John Rieder has produced a commendably readable and intellectually robust contribution to the emerging field of 'postcolonial' studies in science fiction. Rieder employs interdisciplinary theory to best advantage and with minimal jargonizing."--Keith Williams, The Wellsian

"Probably no single volume, and certainly none as succinct as this, could possibly develop all the arguments implicit here."--Carl Freedman, Extrapolation

If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Recommended


From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

No reviews yet! Be the first to help other guests.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.