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Sacred space : the quest for transcendence in science fiction film and television

Author: Douglas E Cowan
Publisher: Waco, TX : Baylor University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To infinity and beyond! Douglas Cowan studies the efforts of science fiction writers to uncover humanity's great purpose.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas E Cowan
ISBN: 9781602582385 1602582386
OCLC Number: 445480598
Notes: Includes a filmography.
Description: xi, 314 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Science fiction and the quest for transcendence. The brightness against the black ; Pinocchio's galaxy : science fiction and the question of transcendence ; First contact : human exceptionalism in the calculus of transcendence ; "Intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic" : The War of the worlds and the transcendence of modernity --
Part II: Science fiction and the modes of transcendence. Heeding the prophet's call : Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ; The Von Däniken paradox : Stargate SG-1 ; All alone in the night : Babylon 5 ; So say we all : Battlestar Galactica ; The truth is out there : transcendence and the neverending quest.
Responsibility: Douglas E. Cowan.

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As humans, it is our trust in something larger than ourselves that invests our lives with meaning and value. We hope that outside the boundaries of everyday living there lies something greater. This  Read more...

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