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Medieval science fiction

Author: Carl Kears; James Paz
Publisher: London : King's College London, Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, 2016.
Series: King's College London medieval studies, 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays looking at the idea of "science fiction" as it can be applied to medieval texts, and the synergies between the genres.

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Kears; James Paz
ISBN: 0953983889 9780953983889
OCLC Number: 932096977
Notes: Based on papers presented at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2013, and a round table held at the "Being Human" Arts & Humanities Festival, 2013.
Description: xxvi, 304 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Medieval science fiction: An impossible fantasy? / Carl Kears & James Paz --
Is "Beowulf" science fiction / Daniel Anlezark --
The future is a foreign country: The legend of the seven sleepers and the Anglo-Saxon sense of the past / R.M. Liuzza --
Untimely travel: Living and dying in Connie Willis's "Doomsday Book" / Patricia Clare Ingham --
'On second thought, let's not go to Camelot ... 'Tis a silly space': Star trek and the inconsequence of SF medievalism / Jeff Massey --
"Those two green children which Nubrigensis speaks of in his time, that fell from heaven', or the Origins of science fiction / Mary Baine Campbell --
Aliens and Anglo-Saxons in Edwin Morgan's "The first men on Mercury' / Dennis Ferhatovic --
The riddle of medieval technology / Andy Sawyer --
Dreams of war, dreams of dragon's fire: Conrad Kyeser's "Bellifortis" / Alison Harthill --
Courtley love on Mars: E.R. Burroughs and the medieval lineage of planetary romance / Andrew Scheil --
The medieval dying earth / James Paz --
Catapunk: Toward a medieval aesthetic of science fiction / Minsoo Kang --
Medieval cosmology and world building / Guy Consolmagno --
Discovering "Eifelheim" / Michael F. Flynn.
Series Title: King's College London medieval studies, 24.
Responsibility: edited by Carl Kears & James Paz.

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