Guest post: Metafiction and the Demystification of the Cult of the Astronaut

I especially like this part:
“Malzberg’s fiction is heavily inspired by the rise of postmodern metafiction in the mid to late 1960s and the New Wave movement in science fiction. Metafictional techniques –- for example, the author breaking the fourth wall by addressing the reader or referencing the cigarette add placed in the paperback and the use of unreliable narrators and experimental structure: the epistolary novels, etc.— combine in a particularly jarring yet effective way with one of Malzberg’s overarching themes, the nature and quest for truth.”

3 responses to “Guest post: Metafiction and the Demystification of the Cult of the Astronaut”

  1. Well you should pick up a copy of one of his works 🙂 One of my frequent readers commented on my review of Fallin Astronauts that Herovit`s World is generally the best one of Malzberg’s novels to read first.

  2. No, I haven’t read anything by Malzberg, sorry to say. I found your post interesting because I like metafiction and science fiction.

    1. Well you should pick up a copy of one of his works 🙂 One of my frequent readers commented on my review of Fallin Astronauts that Herovit`s World is generally the best one of Malzberg’s novels to read first.

  3. Glad you liked my post! Have you read any of Malzberg’s works? If so, what are your favorites?

    1. No, I haven’t read anything by Malzberg, sorry to say. I found your post interesting because I like metafiction and science fiction.

      1. Well you should pick up a copy of one of his works 🙂 One of my frequent readers commented on my review of Fallin Astronauts that Herovit`s World is generally the best one of Malzberg’s novels to read first.

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