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.In The Last Universe (2005) a girl uses a maze to find a world in which her brother is not dying. It is precisely in the ... At the bottom of the garden is a maze that you can see from the bedroom windows but cannot get to. The maze is the heart ofanbsp;...

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


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