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Author Lambourne, Robert.

Title Close encounters? : science and science fiction / Robert Lambourne, Michael Shallis, Michael Shortland.

Published Bristol, England ; New York : Adam Hilger, [1990]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.38762 LAMB    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Close Encounters? examines the development of science fiction as a genre in books and films, tracing its roots, exploring its most common ideas and attempting to assess its cultural impact.
The authors consider the science in science fiction, the images of scientists that science fiction conveys and some of the political, religious and social motifs prominent in science fiction. There is a robust discussion of pseudo-science and its growing influence on the public perception of science.
Other author Shallis, Michael.
Shortland, Michael.
Subject Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Science in literature.
Literature and science.
ISBN 0852741413