Tracing the capacious genres birth evolution and impact across nations time periods subgenres and media the oxford handbook of science fiction offers an in depth comprehensive assessment of this robust area of scholarly inquiry and considers the future directions that will dictate the terms of the scholarly discourse. The oxford handbook of science fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of sf in the wake of technoculture studies rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation it examines sfs many lines of cross pollination with technocultural realities since its inception in the nineteenth century showing how sfs unique history and subcultural identity . The oxford handbook of science fiction edited by rob latham oxford handbooks encompasses the genres development across a wide array of media that includes literature film comics and television provides a groundbreaking and vitally important contribution to the intersecting fields of science fiction technoculture and cultural studies. In the oxford handbook of science fiction published in print november 2014 series oxford handbooks of literature available in oxford handbooks online abstract buy this work at oxford university press more options find a library select a library area code design science fiction music electronic music . Show summary details preview for the first two decades of its existence most scholarly work on science fiction tended to take three forms theoretical efforts at definition that established the historical compass of the genre and elicited a canon of major works formalist studies that traced important iconic or ideational features of the field and critical investigations that purported to
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