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Science Fiction and the Ancient Novel

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Part of the Palgrave Histories of Literature book series (Palgrave Histories of Literature)

Abstract

This study began by arguing that the task of defining science fiction resolves itself not into a pseudo-‘truth claim’, hard-edged definition of the field, but rather into a delineation of the continuum by which SF can be meaningfully separated out as that form of the Fantastic that embodies a technical (materialist) ‘enframing’, as opposed to the religious (supernatural) approach we would today call ‘Fantasy’

Keywords

Seventeenth Century Celestial Body Science Fiction Loeb Classical Library Medieval Culture 
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© Adam Roberts 2006

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