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American science fiction and the Cold War : literature and film

Author: David Seed
Publisher: Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seed, a reader in the department of English at the University of Liverpool, investigates political inflections in American science fiction during the Cold War. Nuclear holocaust, Russian invasion,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Seed
ISBN: 1579581951 9781579581954
OCLC Number: 42374293
Description: vi, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Postwar Jeremiads: Philip Wylie and Leo Szilard --
Variations on a patriotic theme: Robert A. Heinlein --
History and apocalypse in Poul Anderson --
Views from the hearth --
Cultures of surveillance --
Take-over bids: Frederik Pohl and Cyril Kornbluth --
Russians have come --
Embodying the arms race: Bernard Wolfe's Limbo --
Cold War computerised --
Cold War narratives --
Absurdist visions: Dr. Strangelove in context --
The signs of war: Walter M. Miller and Russell Hoban --
In the aftermath --
Star wars debate.
Responsibility: David Seed.

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