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From Alien to The Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film Paperback – March 31, 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris (March 31, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1850438064
  • ISBN-13: 978-1850438069
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,072,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An incredibly necessary text--arming the geeks with tools to read films for the DVD generation--and possibly regeneration. Clear, simple text, in which an understanding of slash fiction is as important to the text as an encyclopedic knowledge of a hundred years of written SF, and what movies mean."--Neil Gaiman

"An exemplary book of its kind. For any other authors considering tackling this subject, it is the book to beat."--Charles Shaar Murray

About the Author

Roz Kaveney is a freelance writer and editor and chief contributor to Reading the Vampire Slayer (I.B.Tauris 2003).

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Kapell on February 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
Those films chosen by Kaveney inform the reader about which SF tropes she finds the most distinctive. They are tropes of gender, the postmodern and the post-human. And Kaveney carefully and with much delight tries to delineate the histories of these tropes as well.

Simply a wonderful work.
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