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New boundaries in political science fiction

Author: Donald M Hassler; Clyde Wilcox
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveying the vast expanse of politically charged science fiction, this book posits that the defining dilemma for these tales rests in whether identity and meaning germinate from progressive linear  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Hassler; Clyde Wilcox
ISBN: 9781570037368 1570037361
OCLC Number: 185031353
Description: xii, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Landscapes of change : science, science fiction, and advances in biology / Peter R. Bergethon --
Looking within: science fiction explores the future of "being human" / Bruce L. Rockwood --
Fractal fantasies of transformation : William Blake, Michael Moorcock, and the utilities of mythographic shamanism / Carter Kaplan --
Politicized dystopia and biomedical imaginaries : the case of "The Machine Stops" / Mark Decker --
Science fiction and politics : cyberpunk science fiction as political philosophy / Thomas Michaud --
Not lost in space : revising the politics of cold war womanhood in Judith Merril's science fiction / Lisa Yaszek --
Race, robots, and the law / Wanda Raiford --
Of starship troopers and refuseniks : war and militarism in U.S. science fiction, part 1 (1945-1974: Fordism) / Darko Suvin --
Science fiction narratives of mass destruction and the politics of national security / Doug Davis --
Truly American enterprise : Star Trek's post-9/11 politics / Lincoln Geraghty --
"But what of Lazarus?" : taking individuals seriously in the Star Trek saga / Paul Christopher Manuel --
Inverted perspectives on politics and morality in Battlestar Galactica / Woody Goulart and Wesley Y. Joe --
Body politic in Brazilian science fiction : implants and cyborgs / M. Elizabeth Ginway --
Brazilian metafiction : Paulo de Sousa Ramos's dystopian novella / Roberto de Sousa Causo --
Stagecoach in space : the legacy of Firefly / Fred Erisman --
Outside context problems : liberalism and the other in the work of Iain M. Banks / Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and James Heilman --
To the Perdido Street Station : the representation of revolution in China Miéville's Iron Council / Carl Freedman --
Socialist surrealism : China Miéville's New Crobuzon novels / Henry Farrell --
Science fiction, fantasy, and social critique : Stephen R. Donaldson's Gap into genre / Dennis Wilson Wise --
Politics, multiplicity, and mythical time in the oeuvre of Philip K. Dick / Sándor Klapcsik --
(Not yet) utopian dimension and the collapse of cyberpunk in Walter Mosley's Futureland : Nine Stories of an Imminent World / Sandy Rankin --
Last situation : Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and cultural critic Leslie Fiedler / Marleen S. Barr.
Responsibility: edited by Donald M. Hassler and Clyde Wilcox.
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