The animal fable in science fiction and fantasy
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Published by McFarland & Co., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science fiction -- History and criticism,
  • Fantasy fiction -- History and criticism,
  • Animals in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementBruce Shaw ; foreword by Van Ikin.
SeriesCritical explorations in science fiction and fantasy -- 20
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN3433.6 .S53 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24099286M
ISBN 109780786447831
LC Control Number2010008713
OCLC/WorldCa475664288

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