There is no such thing as science fiction

Bould, M. and Vint, S. (2008) There is no such thing as science fiction. In: Gunn, J., Barr, M. S. and Candelaria, M., eds. (2008) Reading Science Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 43-51. ISBN 978-0230527188 Available from:

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Taking Tom Godwin’s classic – and controversial – sf short story ‘The Cold Equations’ as its starting point, this essay draws on contemporary genre theory and Bruno Latour’s science studies model of enrolment to argue that there is no such thing as science fiction – just an irresolvable series of discursive and material claims made for the genre’s existence and nature.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:'The Cold Equations', genre theory, Bruno Latour, Tom Godwin
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
ID Code:8057
Deposited By: G. Brown
Deposited On:28 Jun 2010 15:13
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 17:44

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