Odd Genre: A Study in Imagination and Evolution

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ODD
GENRE

A Study in Imagination
and Evolution

JOHN J. PIERCE

Contributions to the Study of
Science Fiction and Fantasy, Number 60
Donald Palumbo, Series Adviser

Greenwood Press
Westport, Connecticut · London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Contributions to the Study Of Science Fiction and Fantasy ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Part I - The Context of Science Fiction 1
  • 1 - Genre and Genrefication 3
  • 2 - The Strange and the Familiar 11
  • Part II - The Plot's the Thing 17
  • 3 - Boy Meets Girl 19
  • 4 - Science Fiction Eyes 27
  • 5 - Coming of Age 35
  • 6 - Generations 43
  • 7 - Working It Out 51
  • Part III - Borderlines 57
  • 8 - Here's Adventure, Here's Romance 59
  • 9 - Larger Than Life 67
  • 10 - The Horror, the Horror 73
  • 11 - The View from a Distant Star 79
  • 12 - The Way We Read Today 89
  • Part IV - Crossover Dreams 103
  • 13 - Escape from Science Fiction 105
  • 14 - Escape to Science Fiction 117
  • Part V - The Act of SF Creation 131
  • 15 - Story 133
  • 16 - Style 143
  • 17 - Substance 149
  • 18 - Scope 157
  • 19 - Synergy 165
  • Epilogue 171
  • Notes 175
  • Bibliography 187
  • Index 213
  • About the Author *
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