Introduction 1: Voyages into space 2: Alien encounters 3: Science fiction and technology 4: Utopias and dystopias 5: Fictions of time 6: The field of science fiction
David Seed is Professor in the School of English at Liverpool University. His many publications include American Science Fiction and the Cold War (Edinburgh University Press) and A Companion to Science Fiction (Blackwell, Oxford). He is on the editorial board of the Journal of American Studies (CUP), has contributed to many edited volumes, and has published several articles in academic journals. He is currently editing Blackwell's Companion to Twentieth Century U.S. Fiction.
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