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Shadows of the future : H.G. Wells, science fiction and prophecy

Author: Patrick Parrinder
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1995.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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H.G. Wells - inventor of the concept of the time machine - "the shape of things to come" - described his work as one of critical anticipation. This book unravels the layers of meaning in "The Time  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parrinder, Patrick, 1944-
Shadows of the future.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)647598090
Named Person: H G Wells; H G Wells; H G Wells; Herbert G Wells; H G Wells; H G Wells
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Parrinder
ISBN: 0853234396 9780853234395 0853234493 9780853234494 0815603320 9780815603320 0815626916 9780815626916
OCLC Number: 33403675
Description: xi, 170 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Science Fiction and the 'Shape of Things to Come' --
2. The Broken Tripod and the Impatient Imagination --
3. Possibilities of Space and Time (The Time Machine) --
4. A Sense of Dethronement (The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau) --
5. The Fall of Empires --
6. New Worlds for Old: The Prophet at Large --
7. Utopia and Meta-Utopia --
8. The Future as Anti-Utopia: Wells, Zamyatin and Orwell --
9. From Prophecy to Parody: Science Fiction and the Scientific Enlightenment.
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 6.
Responsibility: Patrick Parrinder.

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This is a book which will, indeed, cast its shadow into the future: I venture to prophesy that students of Wells will be reading it for a long time to come.

 
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