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A Very British Genre
by Paul Kincaid

Subject: Science Fiction / Reviews & Criticism
Publisher: BSFA (UK)

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first edition chapbook, A5, 64pp, ISBN 1870824377, 1995 UK only: £5.00 in stock

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An idiosyncratic and partisan appraisal that traces science fiction and fantasy from its origins in Wells, Shelley and before, through scientific romance and cosy catastrophe to the new wave and up to new writers like Jeff Noon who have seen their first novels appear in the mid-1990s. Along the route this popular and well-known critic distinguishes threads that are typically British, and which mark out this country's fantastic literature as a viable, flourishing and fascinating branch of the genre in its own right.