Science fiction 1s at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a
literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation
about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings
together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the
genre from these different angles. It examines science fiction from Thomas More
to the present day, and introduces important critical approaches including
Marxism, postmodernism, feminism and queer theory. A number of well-known
science-fiction writers contribute to this volume.