Critical Theory And Science Fiction

Author: Carl Freedman
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819574546
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Carl Freedman traces the fundamental and mostly unexamined relationships between the discourses of science fiction and critical theory, arguing that science fiction is (or ought to be) a privileged genre for critical theory.

Exploring The Limits Of The Human Through Science Fiction

Author: Gerald Alva Miller
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137262850
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Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction examines the genre of science fiction as its own form of critical theory and argues that it proves crucial to understanding the human in the postmodern era.

Critical Theory And Science Fiction

Author: Vivian E. Jackson
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1936400073
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This projection reminds me of “Harrison Bergeron,” Vonnegut's (1961) dystopian
sci-fi short story in which members of society have been technologically reduced
to average intelligence and physical ability while controlled by implanted devices
. Is this a prophetic warning that we will become subservient to our machines?
Are we there now? Many perceive technology as a curse as well as an asset.
Participants understand the need to recognize the dark side of technology.

Locating Science Fiction

Author: Andrew Milner
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846318424
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In Locating Science Fiction, Andrew Milner looks at science fiction within the context of a host of other genres—including fantasy, romance, and the thriller—and explores the historical and geographic contexts of science fiction's ...

Political Theory Science Fiction And Utopian Literature

Author: Tony Burns
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739144871
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Freedman, Critical Theory and Science Fiction, 80. 118. Freedman, Critical
Theory and Science Fiction, 80. 119. Freedman, Critical Theory and Science
Fiction, 81. 120. Freedman, Critical Theory and Science Fiction, 81. 121.
Freedman, Critical Theory and Science Fiction, 81. 122. Freedman, Critical
Theory and Science Fiction, 83. 123. Freedman, Critical Theory and Science
Fiction, 81. 124. See Zamyatin, “H. G. Wells,” 266: “And, finally, in 1922 . . . Wells
in one of his latest novels, ...

Science Fiction And Cultural Theory

Author: Sherryl Vint
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138814981
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In this volume Sherryl Vint brings together the most important critical essays and approaches to the study science fiction over the last 40 years to create an ideal resource for classrooms.

Science Fiction Roots And Branches

Author: Rhys Garnett
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312035983
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These eleven challenging critical essays on late Victorian and modern science fiction focus primarily on the critical analyses of specific works in the light of current critical theory and debates about the social function and relevance of ...

Science Fiction

Author: Adam Charles Roberts
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415366687
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'Science Fiction' offers a critical account of the phenomenon of science fiction, illustrating the critical terminology and following the contours of its continuing history. The impact of technological advances on the genre is discussed.

The Cambridge Companion To Science Fiction

Author: Edward James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521016575
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Freedman notes that the knowledge one gains in a work of sf is often entirely
imaginary, although it may be based on solid scientific principles. In other
respects, Freedman's conception of sf recapitulates that of Suvin: sf implies
critical utopias even when it does not construct them explicitly in the narrative.
Freedman goes even further in suggesting that this critical utopian function
characterizes all of critical theory after Kant, but most particularly Marxist theory.
Science fiction in this ...

The Routledge Companion To Science Fiction

Author: Mark Bould
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135228353
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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study.