The Inter-Galactic Playground

The Inter-Galactic Playground

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Science fiction is often considered the genre of ideas and imagination, which would seem to make it ideal for juveniles and young adults; however, the ideas are often dispensed by adults. This book considers the development of science fiction for children and teens between 1950 and 2010, exploring why it differs from science fiction aimed at adults. In a broader sense, this critical examination of 400 texts sheds light on changing attitudes toward children and teenagers, toward science education, and toward the authors' expectations and sociological views of their audience.David Levithana#39;s Boy Meets Boy (2003) really shouldna#39;t be in this book and Wide Awake (2006) is sf only by virtue of being ... I dona#39;t even mean protagonists ( although they are) but gay characters.3 Boy Meets Boy I have included in this bookanbsp;...

Title:The Inter-Galactic Playground
Author:Farah Mendlesohn
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-07-01


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