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You can also have two or four act structure, a cyclical structure (monomyth), or a nonlinear story. This survey of science fiction emphasizes novels that are generally regarded as influential or innovative. Take a look at the book in a larger context. Nor can one study science fiction as some medievalists (presumably) might study their material—that is, by finding equivalents for a system of beliefs they cannot accept in literal form. Erlich, "", Department of English, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.

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