Offers a broad overview of the genre and the stages through which it has developed in the twentieth century from the dime store novel through the New Wave of the '60s, the cyberpunk '80s, and soft agenda SF of the '90s.
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Preface Acknowledgements Chronology 1. The Culture of Science Fiction - Rationalizing Genre 2. From the Steam Man to the Stars 3. Science Fiction outside the Genre SF 4. Countercultures of Science Fiction 5. New and Newer Waves Notes and References Bibliographic Essay Recommended Titles Index