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    DescriptionFrom her days as a child reader in the 1940s, through her time at Harvard, where she studied the Victorian ancestors of the form, and later as a writer and reviewer, Margaret Atwood has always been fascinated with science fiction. Here she brings together three Ellmann lectures: 'Flying Rabbits' begins with her early rabbit superhero creations, and goes on to speculate about masks, capes, weakling alter egos and Things with Wings; 'Burning Bushes' travels into Victorian otherlands and beyond; and 'Dire Cartographies' investigates Utopias and Dystopias, including Atwood's own ventures into those constructions. In further essays Atwood explores and critiques the form, and elucidates the differences - as she sees them - between 'science fiction' proper, and 'speculative fiction', not to mention 'sword and sorcery', 'fantasy' and 'slipstream fiction'. In Other Worlds is a must.


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    Title
    In Other Worlds
    Subtitle
    SF and the Human Imagination
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margaret Atwood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 198 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844087556
    ISBN 10: 1844087557
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSBF, DSK
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004290, LIT004260
    DC23: 809.38762
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty works, including fiction, poetry and critical essays, and her books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She has won many literary awards and prizes. She lives in Canada.
    Review quote
    Eminently readable and accessible ... The lectures are insightful and cogently argued with a neat comic turn of phrase ... Her enthusiasm and level of intellectual engagement are second to none -- James Lovegrove Financial Times