The Science Fiction Handbook

Authors: M. Booker and Anne-Marie Thomas

Publication Info: West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2009.

“The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible survey of one of the literary world’s most fascinating genres.

Includes separate historical surveys of key subgenres including time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian science fiction

Each subgenre survey includes an extensive list of relevant critical readings, recommended novels in the subgenre, and recommended films relevant to the subgenre

Features entries on a number of key science fiction authors and extensive discussion of major science fiction novels or sequences

Writers and works include Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula K. Le Guin; The War of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and many more

A ‘Science Fiction Glossary’ completes this indispensable Handbook”