Young Adult Science Fiction as a Socially Conservative Genre

  • Jonathan Ball
Keywords: science fiction


Review of:

Applebaum, Noga. Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Beckett, Bernard. Genesis. Toronto: Tundra, 2009.

Dunnion, Kristyn. Big Big Sky. Calgary: Red Deer, 2008.

Mendlesohn, Farah. The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children’s and Teens’ Science Fiction. Jefferson: McFarland, 2009.

Sawyer, Robert J. Wake. Toronto: Viking, 2009.

Sawyer, Robert J. Watch. Toronto: Viking, 2010.

Sawyer, Robert J. Wonder. Toronto: Viking, 2011.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2011.0016

Author Biography

Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball holds a Ph.D. (English) from the University of Calgary and teaches at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of Ex Machina (BookThug, 2009) and Clockfire (Coach House, 2010).

How to Cite
Ball, J. (2011). Young Adult Science Fiction as a Socially Conservative Genre. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 3(2). Retrieved from
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