By Adam Roberts
This publication is the definitive serious historical past of technology fiction. The 2006 first version of this paintings traced the advance of the style from historical Greece and the ecu Reformation via to the top of the 20 th century. This new second version has been revised completely and extremely considerably multiplied. An all-new ultimate bankruptcy discusses 21st-century technology fiction, and there's new fabric in each bankruptcy: a wealth of recent readings and unique examine. The author’s groundbreaking thesis that technological know-how fiction is born out of the 17th-century Reformation is right here reinforced with quite a lot of new helping fabric and lots of hundreds of thousands of seventeenth- and 18th-century technology fiction texts, a few of that have by no means been mentioned ahead of. The account of 19th-century technological know-how fiction has been elevated, and many of the chapters tracing the twentieth-century usher in extra writing through ladies, and technology fiction in different media together with cinema, television, comics, fan-culture and different modes.