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The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940$
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Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780195385342

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.001.0001

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Science Fiction in the United States

Science Fiction in the United States

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(p.370) 23 Science Fiction in the United States
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The Oxford History of the Novel in English
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Gerry Canavan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0023

This chapter examines the development of science fiction as a genre of American literature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It first considers the difficulty involved in the critical analysis of science fiction, citing Everett F. Bleiler's book Science Fiction: The Early Years, before turning to a discussion of the relationship between cognitive estrangement and utopia, It then explores the relationship between science fiction and imperialism before concluding with an analysis of the role of pulps in the growth of science fiction.

Keywords:   science fiction, American literature, Everett F. Bleiler, cognitive estrangement, utopia, imperialism, pulps

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