Table of contents for On SF / Thomas M. Disch.

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Part One: The Forest
The Embarrassments of Science Fiction
Ideas: A Popular Misconception
Mythology and Science Fiction
Big Ideas and Dead-End Thrills: The Further Embarrassments of Science Fiction
Part Two: Forefathers
Poe's Appalling Life
Luncheon in the Sepulcher: Poe in the Gothic Tradition
Brave New World Revisited Once Again
Our Wild Future in Space
Sic, Sic, Sic
A Bus Trip to Heaven
The Doldrums of Space
Isaac Asimov (1920---1992)
Jokes across the Generation Gap
Time, Space, the Limitlessness of the Imagination--and Abs to Die for
Part Three: The Bully Pulpit
The King and His Minions: Thoughts of a Twilight Zone Reviewer
Talking with Jesus
The Labor Day Group
1979: Fluff and Fizzles
The Feast of St. Bradbury
Part Four: Selected Larger Trees
A Different Different World
Crowley's Poetry
Wolfe's New Sun
The Champion of Cyberpunk: On Two Works by William Gibson
Queen Victoria's Computers
Dick's First Novel
In the Mold of 1964: An Afterword
Part Five: Crazy Neighbors
The Village Alien
UFOs and the Origins of Christianity
Science Fiction as a Church
The Evidence of Things Not Seen
The Road to Heaven: Science Fiction and the Militarization of Space
Speaker Moonbeam: Newt's Futurist Brain Trust
A Closer Look at Close Encounters
Primal Hooting
Part Six: After the Future, and Afterword
The Day of the Living Dead
The Fairy Tale Kingdom of Baghdad
SF: Guides to the Ghetto
Over the River and Through the Wood
Measures of Hanging
The Secret Code Language of Bright Kids
Double Talk, Double Dutch, Dutch Chocolate
Acknowledgments
Index \to come\
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Science fiction -- Authorship.