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“About 5,750 Words” (Delany), xxx–xxxi, 204 absent object, xiii n3 academia: ignorance of SF criticism, 62–67; relating to the reading tradition for SF, 90–91; teaching attention to SF, 153–54. See also literary criticism; teaching science fiction “Aesthetic of the Good Physician,” 43–45 aesthetic plurality, 228–31 aesthetics: Disch, 121, 122–24, 125–26, 130–32, 151–52, 169; reader’s work in SF, 45; Russ, 86–88, 96–98, 169; in science fiction, xxii, 87–88, 99, 109, 169–70; Sturgeon, 57–59, 169; style and greatness problem, xxxii–xxxiii, 168–69; transparent surface in, 131–32 “Affair with a Green Monkey” (Sturgeon ), 48, 49 Aldiss, Brian W., 65, 162, 163, 215 “All You Zombies—” (Heinlein), 17 Alphaville (Godard film), 26 “Alyona Ivanovna” (fictional character ), 123, 132 American Shore, The (Delany), xxi n1, 28, 115–16, 186, 209, 210 Anatomy of Criticism (Frye), 142 And Chaos Died (Russ), xxix–xxx, 17, 94–95, 100–110 “Angouleme” (Disch), xxi n1, 115–16, 122–23, 132, 133, 136–37 Ashley, Michael, 219–20 Asian Shore, The (Disch), 125, 134–35 Asimov, Isaac, 7, 77, 91, 111–12, 166, 203, 220 Astounding, xxxiv, 167, 227 Atrocity Exhibition, The (Ballard, ed.), 146 audience. See readers author-function, mundane vs. science fiction, 70–73 Aztecs (McIntyre), 153 Bakhtin, M. M., xv n7, 156, 164–65 Baldwin, James, 6 Ballard, J. G., 146, 215 Barnes, Steve, 14 Baron, the (fictional character), 122 Barr, Ducem (fictional character), 223 Barthes, Roland, xiv n5, 44, 147n16, 157n3 Bester, Alfred, 16, 37, 38, 163–64, 169 Best SF of the Year (Merril), 15 Beyond This Horizon (Heinlein), xxvii, 17, 102 “Bianca’s Hands” (Sturgeon), 49 Billion Year Spree (Aldiss), 65, 162, 163 Black Boy (Wright), 6 black science fiction, 13–14 blesh, 50–51 Blish, James, 17, 181, 203 Bloch, Robert, 160 “Bodies” (Disch), 133 Borges, Jorge Luis, 42 Brevix family (fictional character), 59 Brillouin, Leon, 35 Brunner, John, 215 Butler, Octavia Estelle, 14 “By His Bootstraps” (Heinlein), 17 Index 236 Index call and recall aesthetic structure, 109 Campbell, John W., xxxiv, 167 Camp Concentration (Disch), 124, 144, 145–46 Camus, Albert, 103–4 “Camus’s Stranger Retried” (Girard), 103–4 Captain, the (fictional character), 101, 104, 105, 107 Cassirer, Ernst, 48 categories of writing: Disch’s threefold span of, 134–35, 143; and literacy ’s expansion, 155; method for distinguishing, 205–6; and mundane fiction, xiv–xv, 33–34; novelization of, 156–57; problematics of fictional, 146–47; quality standards across, 182; reader’s role in defining , 143, 147–48; reading protocols ’ role in, 163, 164, 177, 206–7, 210–11; science fiction’s place in, xiv–xv, xvi–xviii, 33–34, 227–28; subcategories and rhetoric, 208; subject/object relationships, 135–43; subjunctivity of, xxx, 204–5. See also individual categories censorship, linguistic, 19 Chandler, Raymond, 16 characters: in Asimov’s Foundation series, 223; Disch’s, 122–24, 129–30, 131, 132, 133–35, 136–37; Heinlein ’s, 20; Holmes, 31–32; Russ’s, 94–95, 99, 100–103, 104–5, 107, 108; Sturgeon’s, 57–59 Cheney, Matthew, xxi–xxxv Childhood’s End (Clarke), 64 Chute, La (Camus), 103–4 City and the Stars, The (Clarke), 101 civil rights movement, 5–6, 9–10 Clarke, Arthur C., 64, 101 Clute, John, 142 “cognition and estrangement” in SF criticism, 203 “cognition and sublimation” in SF criticism, 203 “Coldest Place, The” (Niven), xxix, 92–93 communion (love), in Sturgeon, 50–52, 53–54, 59 consciousness and subject, 135 conventions, reading. See reading protocols Cosmic Rape, The (Sturgeon), 36–37, 49, 52–60 critical terrorism, xxiii n3, 176, 182, 188 criticism. See literary criticism; SF criticism cultural criticism, xxii–xxiii, xxxiv, 141–42, 146, 149–50 cultural pluralism, Heinlein’s, 20 Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (Wiener), 35 cyborg, 94, 95 deconstruction, 28, 155–56, 157–58, 179 Delany, Samuel R.: “Angouleme” analysis, 115–16, 132, 133; on “believing in” science fiction, 10–13; call for theoretical sophistication , 188; Cheney on, xxi–xxxv; critical contribution of, xxi, xxiv, xxxv, 181, 185–94; and Disch, 123, 129–30, 134; on the fifties, 5–8; New Wave, relationship to, 61–62, 215–16n1; origins of, 1–5; overview of essays, xi–xix; on race and science fiction, 4–10, 13–14; and Russ, 85; as science fiction writer, 9, 46–47, 215–16n1; and Sturgeon, 47; on teaching science fiction, 170–71, 175–83 Derrida, Jacques, xxii, xxiv, 28, 87...

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9780819572943
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9780819568847
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2012-08-29
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