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Rumors of war and infernal machines : technomilitary agenda-setting in American and British speculative fiction

Author: Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2003.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Places emphasis on the predictive aspects of the future war genre and on the important role that writers played in official US military think-tanks after the Second World War.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gannon, Charles E.
Rumors of war and infernal machines.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607050233
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 0853236984 9780853236986 0853237085 9780853237082
OCLC Number: 54506833
Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction: Assessing Rumors - of War and Infernal Machines 1. Armageddon by Gaslight: Victorian Visions of Apocalypse 2. Opportunistic Anticipations and Accidental Insights: William Le Queux's Exploitation of Edwardian Invasion Anxieties 3. Promoters of the Probable, Prophets of the Possible: Technological Innovation and Edwardian Near-Future War Fiction 4. H. G. Wells: The Far-Future War Prophet of Edwardian England 5. Hard Numbers, Hard Cases, Hard Decision: Politics and Future-War Fiction in America 6. An Imperfect Future Tense(d): Anticipations of Atomic Annihilation in Post-War American Science Fiction 7. Nuclear Fiction and Silo Psychosis: Narratives of Life in the Shadow of a Mushroom Cloud 8. Radio Waves, Death Rays, and Transgressive (Sub)Texts: Future-War Fiction in the Wide Black Yonder 9. Making Man-Machines of Mass Destruction: Future-War Authors as Seers in an Age of Cyborg Soldiers 10. Cultural Casualties as Collateral Damage: The Fragment-ing/ation Effects of Future-War Fantasies vs. Fictions Afterword: On Conducting a Literary Reconnaissance in Force - and in Earnest Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies.
Responsibility: Charles E. Gannon.

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