Worlds of our own : science fiction and fantasy in The keeper of the Isis light by Monica Hughes

Source document: The Central European journal of Canadian studies. 2005, vol. 4, iss. [1], pp. [89]-99
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In the realm of speculative fiction, science fiction and fantasy differ not only in their settings, but predominantly in their ideologies. The development of the two genres may be illustrated by examples of classical science fiction, space opera, "metaphorical fiction" and fantasy, each representing different sets of values resulting front contemporaneous attitudes to the notions of history, technology and nature. The Keeper of the Isis Light by Monica Hughes is a representative of space opera and "metaphorical fiction" movements, combining facade science fiction with the ideological content of fantasy, which makes it a good example of strengths and limitations of both genres.
Bien que science fiction et fantasy appartiennent au genre de speculative fiction, il y a entre eux de dijférences importantes, pas seulement en ce qui concerne le décor mais aussi l'ensemble des idées. Le développement de ces deux genres, on peut l'illustrer en prenant l'exemple de science fiction classique, space opera, "ficton métaphorique" et fantasy, dont chacun représente les valeurs différentes, qui sont issues de différents points de vue sur l'histoire, la technique et la nature. The Keeper of the Isis Light écrit par Monica Hughes représente les deux genres - space opera et fiction métaphorique. II mélange le décor de science fiction et l'idéologie de fantasy, ce qui crée un bon exemple des possibilités et des limites propres à ces deux genres.
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