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In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (Paperback)
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In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (Paperback)

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From her days as a child reader in the 1940s, through her time at Harvard, where she studied the Victorian ancestors of the form, and later as a writer and reviewer, Margaret Atwood has always been fascinated with science fiction. Here she brings together three Ellmann lectures: 'Flying Rabbits' begins with her early rabbit superhero creations, and goes on to speculate about masks, capes, weakling alter egos and Things with Wings; 'Burning Bushes' travels into Victorian otherlands and beyond; and 'Dire Cartographies' investigates Utopias and Dystopias, including Atwood's own ventures into those constructions. In further essays Atwood explores and critiques the form, and elucidates the differences - as she sees them - between 'science fiction' proper, and 'speculative fiction', not to mention 'sword and sorcery', 'fantasy' and 'slipstream fiction'. In Other Worlds is a must.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844087556
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 19 mm

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“Brilliant, full of interesting thoughts and ideas”

What are stories? Why do we have them and where do they come from?

Part memoir, part thesis, part writing guide, Atwood considers how story and myth are linked to culture, society, to our hopes and fears, our world... More

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