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Dark horizons : science fiction and the dystopian imagination

Author: Raffaella Baccolini; Tom Moylan
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2003.
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dark horizons
(DLC) 2003001024
(OCoLC)51505396
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raffaella Baccolini; Tom Moylan
ISBN: 9781317793540 1317793544 9781315810775 1315810778
OCLC Number: 864899288
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 264 pages)
Contents: Introduction. Dystopia and Histories / RAFFAELLA BACCOLINI AND TOM MOYLAN --
Utopia in Dark Times: Optimism/ Pessimism and Utopia/Dystopia / RUTH LEVITAS AND LUCY SARGISSON --
Genre Blending and the Critical Dystopia / JANE DONAWERTH --
The Writing of Utopia and the Feminist Critical Dystopia: Suzy McKee Charnas's Holdfast Series / ILDNEY CAVALCANTI --
Cyberpunk and Dystopia: Pat Cadigan's Networks / DAVID SEED --
Posthuman Bodies and Agency in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis / NAOMI JACOBS --
"A useful knowledge of the present is rooted in the past": Memory and Historical Reconciliation in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Telling / RAFFAELLA BACCOLINI --
"The moment is here ... and it's important": State, Agency, and Dystopia in Kim Stanley Robinson's Antarctica and Ursula K. Le Guin's The Telling / TOM MOYLAN --
Unmasking the Real? Critique and Utopia in Recent SF Films / PETER FITTING --
Where the Prospective Horizon Is Omitted: Naturalism and Dystopia in Fight Club and Ghost Dog / PHILLIP E. WEGNER --
Theses on Dystopia 2001 / DARKO SUVIN --
Concrete Dystopia: Slavery and Its Others / MARIA VARSAM --
The Problem of the "Flawed Utopia": A Note on the Costs of Eutopia / LYMAN TOWER SARGENT --
Conclusion. Critical Dystopia and Possibilities / RAFFAELLA BACCOLINI AND TOM MOYLAN.
Responsibility: edited by Rafaella Baccolini and Tom Moylan.
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