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What it is we do when we read science fiction

Paul Kincaid

What it is we do when we read science fiction

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Published by Beccon Publications in Harold Wood .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Priest, Christopher, -- 1943- -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Wolfe, Gene -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Science fiction -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-350) and index.

    StatementPaul Kincaid.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3433.5 .K56 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 365 p. ;
    Number of Pages365
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22564003M
    ISBN 101870824547
    ISBN 109781870824545
    LC Control Number2008428856

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