Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009), edited by Mark Bould, is divided into four major sections focusing on the history of science fiction, theories, issues and challenges, and the genres within the genre. Although beginning with the Copernican revolution, most of the history is devoted to the 19th and 20th centuries, covering fiction, film, and comics (divided by date). Several theories are discussed, among them utopianism, Marxism, post-modernism, and feminism. Issues include animal studies, environmentalism, games, and pseudoscience. Hard SF, space opera, alternate histories, dystopias and more are considered in the subgenre section.
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