Postcolonialism and Science Fiction
by Jessica Langer (Goodreads Author)
Using close readings and thematic studies of contemporary science fiction and postcolonial theory, ranging from discussions of Japanese and Canadian science fiction to a deconstruction of race and (post)colonialism in World of Warcraft, This book is the first comprehensive study of the complex and developing relationship between the two areas.
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 1st 2011)
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Read selectively but intensively for a particular piece of school-related work. Though in many contexts I don't mind writing that is about cultural artefacts I have not myself read or viewed, the ways in which that happens in book-length literary studies monographs often feels a little tedious, and this book was no exception -- that's no reflection on the author's skill, but rather a feature of the discipline. That said, this book is about an area that interests me, and she makes some interestin...more