Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Modern Scholar 2006
CD ISBN 1419388762 $95.75 Seven CDs
Professor Drout's enthusiasm for science fiction pours out of the speakers during these 14 lectures. As he traces the genre from its origins, it's clear that he not only loves the subject matter, he's loved it his entire life. The result is scholarship with a fan's affection in every plot summary, biographical, and evocation of his reading experience. Some scholars view science fiction's particular qualities with a kind of abashed hesitation. Not Drout. He is as eager to talk about giant sandworms as he is to discuss the themes of personal freedom and intergenerational training that he traces through a number of these works. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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