By Damien Broderick
Reading by means of Starlight explores the features within the writing, advertising and reception of technology fiction which distinguish it as a genre.
Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its tricky coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He exhibits how, for ideal knowing, sci-fi readers needs to study the codes of those imaginary worlds and vocabularies, for all time deciding on up references to texts by means of different writers.
Reading by means of Starlight contains shut readings of paradigmatic cyberpunk texts and writings through SF novelists and theorists together with Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Varley, Roger Zelazny, William Gibson, Fredric Jameson and Samuel R. Delaney.
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