Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction

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This book explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre. Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive encyclopaedia. He shows how, for perfect understanding, sci-fi readers must learn the codes of these imaginary worlds and vocabularies, all the time picking up references to texts by other writers.

Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction 1994, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415097888

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