Money is a fiction
. And a most-cherished, most sought-after fiction
There are many good points to fan fiction
, as it definitely encourages reading and writing.
James McGrath is a New Testament scholar and science fiction
enthusiast who previously edited a wonderful collection of scholarly essays, Religion and Science Fiction
(2011), as well as Religion and Doctor Who (2013).
His argument is based on the following points: If genre fiction
is mean, sexual or violent as it is deemed to be, the literary canon is no less so; genre fiction
also embodies aesthetic virtues and social dimension that are presumed to characterize literary canon; the genre may become a canon or vice versa, rather because of social contingency than of its inherent quality.
describes itself as a 'nerd and fetish' brand.
as a Vehicle for Truth: Moving Beyond the Ontic Conception, ALISA BOKULICH
This newness in regard to expanding the definition of science fiction--an example of metafictional cognitive estrangement--is explored in six chapters: Chapter one (called "Josh Brandon's Blues Inventing the Black Fan"), which focuses on the fictitious science fiction
fan Carl Brandon, articulates "how members of science fiction
fan communities at formative moments in the history of the genre experimented with identities structured by race, ethnicity, gender, and professional status through the tools of amateur publishing" (Carrington 28).
Last year, two professors at the famed MIT Media Lab, who believe that current students don't read as much science fiction
as they did in the past and, therefore, have lost some of the benefits that come from it, began teaching a course called "Science Fiction
to Science Fabrication." The focus was on developing physical prototypes and code-based interpretations of technology based on classic science fiction--films, books, television, and even comics.
Working with what she calls the "pre-space" age, Haywood Ferreira makes a case for considering science fiction
a "global genre" and emphasizes the need to insert Latin American science fiction
production in it.
For me, historical fiction
is a challenging genre, and yet, last year I had more teens asking for historical fiction
than I can ever remember.
It has been hardly mentioned, but critiquing digital fiction
must not be done with old-fashioned tools; digital fiction
must be analyzed as unique.
often talks about race by not talking about race, makes real aliens, has hidden race dialogues.