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11 - Science Fiction

from Part II - Prose Genres

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 November 2021

Daniel Tyler
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University of Cambridge
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Adam Roberts identifies the opposition between plain and excessive styles as a distinguishing feature in the history of science fiction. The chapter considers the rival origins of the genre in Verne and Wells and offers a comprehensive survey of twentieth- and twenty-first-century traditions. Roberts tracks the history of a pared-down, plain style that often runs counter to the excess and scientific detail of the content and sets it alongside a competing, more ambitious, ‘literary’ prose style that has increasingly come into the ascendancy.

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Print publication year: 2021

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  • Science Fiction
  • Edited by Daniel Tyler, University of Cambridge
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Prose
  • Online publication: 05 November 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108939201.014
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  • Science Fiction
  • Edited by Daniel Tyler, University of Cambridge
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Prose
  • Online publication: 05 November 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108939201.014
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  • Science Fiction
  • Edited by Daniel Tyler, University of Cambridge
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Prose
  • Online publication: 05 November 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108939201.014
Available formats
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