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The Sociology of Science Fiction

(1987)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Well-known critic Brian Stableford, a former professor at the University of Reading, contributes "a fascinating and valuable attempt to grapple with the questions of why SF authors write what they write, and why SF readers like what they like"-Interzone. Contents: Introduction; Approaches to the Sociology of Literature; The Analysis of Communicative Functions; The Evolution of Science Fiction as a Publishing Category; The Expectations of the Science Fiction Reader; Themes and Trends in Science Fiction; and Conclusion: The Communicative Functions of Science Fiction. Complete with Notes and References, Bibliography, and Index.



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April 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sociology of Science Fiction (I.O. Evans Studies in the Philosophy & Criticism of Literatu)
Author(s): Brian Stableford
ISBN: 0-89370-165-3 / 978-0-89370-165-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borgo Press
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September 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sociology of Science Fiction (I.O. Evans Studies in the Philosophy & Criticism of Literatu)
Author(s): Brian Stableford
ISBN: 0-89370-265-X / 978-0-89370-265-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borgo Press
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