Science Fiction from Quebec: A Postcolonial Study
by Any J. Ransom
Edited by Donald E. Palumbo & C.W. Sullivan III
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McFarland Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786438242
Date: 13 June 2009 List Price $39.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
As alien worlds go, Quebec is pretty alien, or at least its sits at many of the sorts of crossroads that sf travels. It's colonial and postcolonial, Has French, English, and Aboriginal identities, and never quite fish nor fowl along many of the dimensions it exists in. SF is the perfect medium to explore this complex land, and Ms. Ransom's book does an admirable job of deconstructing it's efforts. From release/information:
Product Description: This first book-length study of French-language science fiction from Canada provides an introduction to the subgenre known as "SFQ" (science fiction from Quebec). In addition, it offers in-depth analyses of SFQ sagas by Jacques Brossard, Esther Rochon, and Elisabeth Vonarburg. It demonstrates how these multivolume narratives of colonization and postcolonial societies exploit themes typical of postcolonial literatures, including the denunciation of oppressive colonial systems, the utopian hope for a better future, and the celebration of tolerant pluralistic societies. A bibliography of SFQ available in English translation is included.