The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction

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Price
$32.14
Publisher
Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.14 X 8.96 X 0.86 inches | 1.11 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780819570925
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About the Author
ISTVAN CSICSERY-RONAY, JR. is a professor of English at DePauw University, where he teaches courses in world literature and science fiction. He is coeditor of the journal Science Fiction Studies and the book Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams (2007).
Reviews
"The book overflows with insights, striking readings, provocative stances, productive ambiguities, and eminently quotable phrases..."--Roger Luckhurst, Science Fiction Studies

"Csicsery-Ronay brings together a wealth of material to demonstrate the transformative power of the 'seven beauties.' Highly recommended for all readers interested in the ways in which science fiction relates to our past, present, and possible futures."--N. Katherine Hayles, author of Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary

"This remarkable book is full of fascinating ideas, resolutely stripped of academic jargon, and a worthy addition to the growing body of work devoted to deciphering the ancient ancestry and the many-faceted aesthetic of science fiction."--Gwyneth Jones, author of Bold as Love

"after reading Seven Beauties, it is difficult to conceive of that which is not sfCsiscery-Ronay offers a means of thinking about the appearance of sf elsewhere. For the readers, spectators and subjectiles of the twenty-first century, such an attempt to bridge the generic gulf could not be more timely. That this is a paradoxical bridge, one that folds into a mobius strip of returns, makes Seven Beauties only the more exciting, as it offers new tricks to the old dogs of genre theory."--Darran Jorgensen, Science Fiction film and Television

"The book overflows with insights, striking readings, provocative stances, productive ambiguities, and eminently quotable phrases..."--Roger Luckhurst, Science Fiction Studies

"Csicsery-Ronay writes clearly and usefully. (He) provides a readable synthesis, mixing explication with advocacy, and providing examples from almost every domain in SF: it is a synthesis that almost anybody who teaches or writes about SF--or any critic who reads it for pleasure--may need."--Stephen Burt, Contemporary Literature