Chapter 30. Science Fiction and Fantasy after 1945: Beyond Pulp Fiction

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Mitchell R. Lewis PhD

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch30

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Lewis, M. R. (2008) Science Fiction and Fantasy after 1945: Beyond Pulp Fiction, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. Elmira College in upstate New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • Science Fiction and Fantasy after 1945;
  • new wave SF and the mainstream;
  • Ballard's portrayal of psychology drawing on gothic;
  • Anton Chekhov's “The Bet” (1889) enhancing Ballard's use of setting;
  • Michael Moorcock and Dark Fantasy;
  • Moorcock's Elric stories - helping to establish dark fantasy as one of the dominant genres of post-1960s fiction;
  • interzone

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Arthur C. Clarke and Genre SF

  • New Wave SF and the Mainstream

  • Michael Moorcock and Dark Fantasy

  • Interzone

  • References and Further Reading