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Future West : utopia and apocalypse in frontier science fiction

Author: William H Katerberg
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2008.
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"William Katerberg takes a new look at works of utopian, dystopian, and apocalyptic science fiction to show how narratives of the past and future powerfully shape our understanding of the present-day West. Combining intellectual history, literary analysis, and political philosophy, his study boldly encourages readers to reframe their understanding of both popular Western culture and American political culture."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Katerberg, William H. (William Henry), 1966-
Future West.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2008
(OCoLC)648777563
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William H Katerberg
ISBN: 9780700616091 0700616098
OCLC Number: 225875120
Description: ix, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: new world or old? --
Beginnings and endings --
The end of history --
Return to nature --
Legacies of hope --
Returning to Eden --
Tradition, history, and place in utopia --
Transcendent horizons and the redemption of time --
Cyborg frontiers and manifest destiny --
Conclusion: stories that save.
Responsibility: William H. Katerberg.
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