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Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction (Popular Fictions Series)

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Reading by Starlight 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 i
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Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1994)
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Alexander Popov
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: critical-theory, sf
Not as groundbreaking or original as Delany's theoretical writings, but perhaps just as erudite and expansive. Bringing together various critical-theoretical strands of thought and providing numerous valuable readings of particular SF works, it is indispensable for the seriously interested in the theory of SF. Also a must for Delany devotees.
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