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Author: Jack Fennell
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, cop. 2014.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 48; Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 48.
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Irish Science Fiction revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars - namely, that science fiction can be understood in terms of myth. Science fiction springs from pseudo-science rather than 'proper' science, because pseudo-science is more easily converted into narrative; in this book it is argued that different cultures produce distinct pseudo-sciences, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Fennell
ISBN: 9781781381199 1781381194
OCLC Number: 918618212
Notes: Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (viii-264 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction1. Mad Science and the Empire: Fitz-James O'Brien and Robert Cromie2. `Future War' and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Ireland3. Nationalist Fantasies of the Early Twentieth Century4. States of Emergency: Irish SF During World War Two5. The 1960s: Lemass, Modernization and the Cold War6. The Wrong History: Bob Shaw, James White and the Troubles7. Exotic Doom: the SF of Ian McDonald8. The Dystopian Decades: From Recession to Tiger and Back Again9. The Shape of Irish SF to ComeBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 48; Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 48.
Responsibility: Jack Fennell.
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An innovative examination of Irish science fiction from the 1850s to the present day, covering material written both in Irish and in English. Considering science fiction novels and short stories in  Read more...

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