Introduction: British Science Fiction Beyond the TARDIS

Tobias Hochscherf, James Leggott

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Written by international experts from a range of disciplines, these essays examine the uniquely British contribution to science fiction film and television. Viewing British SF as a cultural phenomenon that challenges straightforward definitions of genre, nationhood, authorship and media, the editors provide a conceptual introduction placing the essays within their critical context. Essay topics include Hammer science fiction films, the various incarnations of Doctor Who, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, and such 21st-century productions as 28 Days Later and Torchwood.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Science Fiction Film and Television: Critical Essays
EditorsTobias Hochscherf, James Leggott
Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages237
ISBN (Print)978-0786446216
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2011

Publication series

NameCritical explorations in science fiction and fantasy
PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc


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