Title: Science Fiction: Its Nature, Faults, and Virtues - Speech
Written: February 8, 1947 Pages: 270
File contains several drafts of mss for speech at University of Chicago, February 8, 1957. Published version, 1964. Letters about payment.
As lecture, about 10,000 words, given at University of Chicago on February 8, 1947; revised and published under its more familiar title in Basil Davenport, ed., The Science Fiction Novel: Imagination and Social Criticism in 1959 and reprinted in Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (ed. Damon Knight, Harper & Row, 1977).
Notes: Alternate title: “The Novel of Social Criticism and Imagination: What is Speculative Fiction?”Lecture for the University of ChicagoWorking titles: “Does Science Fiction Have Any Virtue?” and “The Modern Novel of Speculation and Social Criticism”
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