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posted on 19.02.2021, 12:16 by Gerry Canavan, Jennifer CookeJennifer Cooke, Caroline Edwards
The following conversation was conducted via Google Docs between 1st May and 23rd June 2020. The participants were Gerry Canavan (Marquette University), Jennifer Cooke (Loughborough University) and Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck College, London). Gerry is President of the SFRA; his books include Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (2014), co-edited with Kim Stanley Robinson, Octavia E. Butler (2016), and most recently The Cambridge History of Science Fiction (2019), co-edited with Eric Carl Link. Jennifer is a poet and academic; her first book was on Legacies of Plague in Literature, Theory, and Film (2009) while her most recent is Contemporary Feminist Life-Writing: The New Audacity (2020). Caroline’s books include Utopia and the Contemporary British Novel (2019) and, with Tony Venezia, China Miéville: Critical Essays (2015); she is also editor of Alluvium and co-founder with Martin Eve of the Open Library of Humanities.

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • English

Published in

Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

Volume

49

Issue

2

Publisher

Science Fiction Foundation

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Science Fiction Foundation

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This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Foundation and the definitive published version is available at https://www.sf-foundation.org/journal.

Acceptance date

22/06/2020

Publication date

2020-10-01

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0306-4964

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Jennifer Cooke. Deposit date: 18 February 2021

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