Space and Beyond: The Frontier Theme in Science Fiction

Synopsis

Although the exploration of space has long preoccupied authors and filmmakers, the development of an actual space program, discoveries about the true nature of space, and critical reconsiderations of America's frontier experiences have challenged and complicated conventional portrayals of humans in space. This volume reexamines the themes of space and the frontier in science fiction in light of recent scientific and literary developments. Included are the observations of noted science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford, James Gunn, and Jack Williamson, along with contributions from leading scholars in the field.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Jack Williamson
  • Peter Nicholls
  • Danièle Chatelain
  • George Slusser
  • David Pringle
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000