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    Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction (Early Classics of Science Fiction (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) John Rieder

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    DescriptionThis is the first full-length study of emerging Anglo-American science fiction's relation to the history, discourses, and ideologies of colonialism and imperialism. Nearly all scholars and critics of early science fiction acknowledge that colonialism is an important and relevant part of its historical context, and recent scholarship has emphasized imperialism's impact on late Victorian Gothic and adventure fiction and on Anglo-American popular and literary culture in general. John Rieder argues that colonial history and ideology are crucial components of science fiction's displaced references to history and its engagement in ideological production.He proposes that the profound ambivalence that pervades colonial accounts of the exotic "other" establishes the basic texture of much science fiction, in particular its vacillation between fantasies of discovery and visions of disaster. Combining original scholarship and theoretical sophistication with a clearly written presentation suitable for students as well as professional scholars, this study offers new and innovative readings of both acknowledged classics and rediscovered gems.It includes discussion of works by: Edwin A. Abbott, Edward Bellamy, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John W. Campbell, George Tomkyns Chesney, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, Edmond Hamilton, W. H. Hudson, Richard Jefferies, Henry Kuttner, Alun Llewellyn, Jack London, A. Merritt, Catherine L. Moore, William Morris, Garrett P. Serviss, Mary Shelley, Olaf Stapledon, H. G. Wells.It offers a groundbreaking study of science fiction's relation to colonialism and imperialism.

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    Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction
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    By (author) John Rieder
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780819568748
    ISBN 10: 0819568740

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    DC22: 823/.0876209
    LC classification: PS374.S35 R45 2008
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    Illustrations note
    5 b&w illustrations, 75 line art, 1 map
    University Press of New England
    Imprint name
    Wesleyan University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
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    Author Information
    JOHN RIEDER is a professor of English at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
    Review quote
    "All in all, Haywood Ferreira has produced a noteworthy text that will be of interest to students and scholars of Latin American literature. One need not be a science fiction devotee to appreciate the research and enthusiasm that went into the writing of this book."--Jeanie Murphy, Hispania