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Shockwaves of possibility : essays on science fiction, globalization, and utopia

Author: Phillip E Wegner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, [2014]
Series: Ralahine utopian studies, v. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction. It contends that utopianism is not simply a motif in science fiction - alongside  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip E Wegner
ISBN: 9783034307413 3034307411
OCLC Number: 881469796
Description: xix, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents: The Modernisms of Science Fiction: Toward a Periodizing History - If Everything Means Something Else: Technology, Allegory, and Events in Roadside Picnic and Stalker - After the End of the World: Pseudo-Apocalypse and Universal History in Paradise and The Windup Girl - Recognizing the Patterns - Part Two: Possible Worlds - The Beat Cops of History: Or, The Paranoid Style in American Intellectual Politics - Popular Dystopias in an Era of Global War - Alan Moore, "Secondary Literacy", and the Modernism of the Graphic Novel - Ken MacLeod's Permanent Revolution: Utopian Possible Worlds, History, and the Augenblick in the "Fall Revolution" - Alternate Histories, Periodization, and the Geopolitical Aesthetics of Ken MacLeod and Iain M. Banks - Learning to Live in History: Alternate Historicities and the 1990s in The Years of Rice and Salt - "An Unfinished Project that was Also a Missed Opportunity": Utopia and Alternate History in Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro.
Series Title: Ralahine utopian studies, v. 15.
Responsibility: Phillip E. Wegner.

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