Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction

John Rieder (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$25.95
Publisher
Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date
May 01, 2008
Pages
183
Dimensions
6.21 X 0.56 X 8.84 inches | 0.69 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780819568748
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About the Author

JOHN RIEDER is a professor of English at the University of Hawai'i at MΒ―anoa.

Reviews

"In Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction, John Rieder has produced a commendably readable and intellectually robust contribution to the emerging field of 'postcolonial' studies in science fiction. Rieder employs interdisciplinary theory to best advantage and with minimal jargonizing."--Keith Williams, The Wellsian

"This takes science fiction criticism in a new direction by invoking sophisticated theories of colonialism, race, literature, and genre. Rieder's book will become one of the commonly cited authorities in the field."--John Huntington, professor of English, University of Illinois at Chicago

"'Science fiction exposes what colonialism imposes.'--Rieder's compelling argument is at the forefront of the revitalized Marxist engagement with the fantastic and makes new a genre we thought we already knew. It is essential reading."--Mark Bould, University of the West of England

"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

"These early scientific romances [The Time Machine, The Island of Dr Moreau, The War of the Worlds and The First Men in the Moon] have been analyzed time and again, from virtually every critical angle, but Rieder shows how a colonial reading provides fresh and valuable insight into them."--Paul Kincaid, Foundation

"In Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction, John Rieder has produced a commendably readable and intellectually robust contribution to the emerging field of 'postcolonial' studies in science fiction. Rieder employs interdisciplinary theory to best advantage and with minimal jargonizing."--Keith Williams, The Wellsian

"Probably no single volume, and certainly none as succinct as this, could possibly develop all the arguments implicit here."--Carl Freedman, Extrapolation