Science and Modern Literature Fiction - Essay


(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Harry Levin

SOURCE: "Science and Fiction," in Bridges to Science Fiction, George E. Slusser, George R. Guffey, Mark Rose, eds., Southern Illinois University Press, 1980, pp. 3-21.

[In the following essay, Levin offers his view of the affinities between modern fiction and science.]

Since my three-word title echoes those two nouns which denote the subject of this symposium, it should be self-evident that my own key-word is the conjunction between them. Not that I would wish to put asunder what has clearly been compounded with so much imagination, industry, and ingenuity. The copula is merely my confession that I have little right to expatiate on...

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