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Reading by Starlight

(1994)
Postmodern Science Fiction
A non fiction book by

 
 
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 imaginary worlds and vocabularies, all the time picking up references to texts by other writers. Reading by Starlight includes close readings of paradigmatic cyberpunk texts and writings by SF novelists and theorists including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Varley, Roger Zelazny, William Gibson, Fredric Jameson and Samuel R Delaney.

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December 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction (Popular Fictions Series)
Author(s): Damien Broderick
ISBN: 0-415-09788-6 / 978-0-415-09788-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Routledge
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Paperback Editions

January 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction (Popular Fictions Series)
Author(s): Damien Broderick
ISBN: 0-415-09789-4 / 978-0-415-09789-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Routledge
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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June 2005 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction (Popular Fictions Series)
Author(s): Damien Broderick
Publisher: Routledge
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA