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The Span of Mainstream and Science Fiction

A Critical Study of A New Literary Genre
Brigg, Peter, 1942- (Book - 2002)
The Span of Mainstream and Science Fiction
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Since the 1960s, argues Brigg (English, U. of Guelph, Canada), mainstream novelists have been incorporating concepts of both "hard" and "soft" science into their works, while science fiction writers have been moving the boundary of traditional science fiction towards the concerns of mainstream novelists. Together, they define a new genre that is dubbed "span" by Brigg. He explores the definitions and characteristics of the genre as it is revealed in the works of a number of writers. The works of Thomas Pynchon and Doris Lessing receive the most attention, with Briggs according both writers their own chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Authors: Brigg, Peter, 1942-
Statement of Responsibility: by Peter Brigg
Title: The span of mainstream and science fiction
a critical study of a new literary genre
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland & Co., c2002
Characteristics: vii, 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-203) and index
Contents: Introduction to span fiction
Doris Lessing : experiments in alternate reality
Thomas Pynchon : science in life
A bridge takes shape : other writers
Border skirmishes : span and science fiction
The new alignment
Subject Headings: Science in literature Science fiction History and criticism American fiction 20th century History and criticism Literature and science United States History 20th century Literature and science Great Britain History 20th century English fiction 20th century History and criticism Pynchon, Thomas Knowledge Science Lessing, Doris May, 1919- Knowledge Science
Topical Term: Science in literature
Science fiction
American fiction
Literature and science
Literature and science
English fiction
LCCN: 2002014130
ISBN: 0786413042
Research Call Number: JFE 02-19431
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