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Secondary Reading

Introductory Texts/Anthologies:

M. Keith Booker and Anne-Marie Thomas, The Science Fiction Handbook (Blackwell, 2009)

Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts and Sherryl Vint, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction(Routledge, 2009) e-book

Mark Bould and Sherryl Vint, The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction(Routledge, 2011) (library e-book)

Mark Bould and China Miéville, Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction (Pluto: 2009)

Gerry Canavan and Eric Carl Link, The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction (CUP, 2015) (library e-book)

Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Planets: ecology and science fiction(Wesleyan UP, 2014)

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction(Wesleyan UP, 2008)

Carl Freedman, Critical Theory & Science Fiction,(Univ. New England, 2000) (library e-book)

Nick Hubble and Aris Mousoutzanis, The Science Fiction Handbook (Bloomsbury, 2013)

Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn, The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (CUP, 2003) (hard copy and library ebook)

Fredric Jameson, Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions (Verso, 2005) *ebook available on request*

Rob Latham, The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction(OUP, 2014)

Roger Luckhurst, Science Fiction, (Polity, 2005).

Andrew Milner, Locating Science Fiction(LUP, 2012)

Tom Moylan, Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction,Utopia, Dystopia(Westview, 2000) (Library e-book)

David Seed, A Companion to Science Fiction (Blackwell, 2005) (Hard Copy and e-book)

– – Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2011)

Sherryl Vint, Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed, (Routledge: 2014) (library e-book)

– – Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader(Routledge, 2016)

M. Keith Booker (ed) Dystopia (Salem, 2013)

– – (ed) Contemporary Speculative Fiction(Salem, 2013)

Sherryl Vint, Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the question of the animal (Liverpool University Press, 2010) (library e-book)

Individual Texts:

The Forever War



Under the Skin

Black Panther

Roadside Picnic

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

The City and The City


La Jetée

Oryx and Crake


Thematic/Deep Cuts:

Rosi Braidotti, The Posthuman, (Polity Press 2013)

ed. Caroline Edwards, China Mieville: Critical Essays, (Gylphi 2015)

Mark Fisher, The Weird and the Eerie, (Repeater 2016)

Donna Haraway, The Cyborg Manifesto, collected in Manifestly Haraway (University of Minnesota Press 2016 [1985])

Donna Haraway, Staying With the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chtulucene, (Duke University Press 2016)

Reza Negarestani, Cyclonopedia: Complicity With Anonymous Materials, (re:press 2008)

Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World, (University of Minnesota Press 2013)

ed. Simon O'Sullivan et al. Futures and Fictions, (Repeater 2017)

Jussi Parikka, The Anthrobscene, (University of Minnesota Press 2014)

Steven Shaviro, Discognition, (Repeater 2016)

Darko Suvin, Metamorphoses of Science Fiction: On the Poetics and History of a Literary Genre, (Peter Lang 2016 [1979]) *ebook available on request*

Cary Wolfe, What is Posthumanism? (University of Minnesota Press 2009)