- Hardcover: 232 pages
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2014 edition (June 24, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1137367628
- ISBN-13: 978-1137367624
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,235,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism: Beyond the Golden Rule 2014th Edition
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"Provocative, forcefully written, and methodical in approach, Gomel's study of alien encounters is both an important work of science fiction criticism and a timely intervention in cultural theory." Patrick Parrinder, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Reading, UK
"As [Gomel] indicates, 'It is the greatness of good science fiction that it makes one think rather than emote and that it respects the reader's capacity to buckle the book's argument and to come up with alternatives of his/her own' (ix). The greatness of
Gomel's book is that it does the same, inviting us to leave the shackles of our vainglorious humanism behind. The book belongs on the shelf of universities and colleges that have programs focusing on either SF or ethics and would be quite at home in public libraries that are building a collection of SF critical texts." Kevin Pinkham, SFRA Review
About the Author
Elana Gomel is an Associate Professor at the Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. She is the author of four books and numerous articles on subjects ranging from postmodernism, narrative theory, and science fiction to Dickens and Victorian culture.
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