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Across the Wounded Galaxies: Interviews with Contemporary American Science Fiction Writers
edited by Larry McCaffery
University of Illinois Press, 1990
Paper: 978-0-252-06140-0 | Cloth: 978-0-252-01692-9
Library of Congress Classification PS374.S35M39 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.0876209

Modern science fiction writers have long inhabited a dimension far removed from the comfortable realms of filmic space opera franchises and Dr. Who. Too often lurking along the margins of literature are some of the most intelligent, imaginative, and outrageous writing talents of our day. These interviews by legendary critic and SF proponent Larry McCaffery journeys into the minds and psyches of ten iconic writers whose works influenced the evolution of science fiction. Authors like Octavia Butler, William Gibson, Thomas Disch, Ursula Le Guin, and Bruce Sterling discuss New Wave, hard versus soft SF, and the viability of the genre as a means of suggesting political, radical, and sexual agendas. As these writers speak candidly about their works, backgrounds, and aesthetic impulses, it becomes clear that the issues on their minds and in their fiction are central to contemporary life and art.
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