The Science of Fiction and the Fiction of Science: Collected Essays on SF Storytelling and the Gnostic Imagination
by Frank McConnell
McFarland Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786437221
Date: 29 January 2009 List Price $35.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: A member of the Pulitzer Prize jury, the late Frank McConnell helped science fiction gain standing as serious literature. His 16 essays herein were first presented as papers at the prestigious Eaton Conferences. Initially believing that science fiction is primarily one of many forms of storytelling, McConnell gradually recognized science fiction as a modern expression of Gnosticism, rejecting bodily concerns for an emphasis on spirituality.