Science Fiction and the Ancient Novel

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


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’


Seventeenth Century Celestial Body Science Fiction Loeb Classical Library Medieval Culture 
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