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Terminal identity : the virtual subject in postmodern science fiction

Author: Scott Bukatman
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1993.
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Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, this book redefines the nature of human  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bukatman, Scott, 1957-
Terminal identity.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624382955
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Bukatman
ISBN: 0822313324 9780822313328 0822313405 9780822313403
OCLC Number: 27011182
Description: xii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Terminal Image. The Image Addict. The Society of the Spectacle. Cut-ups and White Noise. J.G. Ballard and the Mediascape. The Man Who Fell to Earth --
Loving the Alien. The Schizoculture of Philip K. Dick. Superheroes for a New Era. 1. American Flagg! and Nam June Paik. 2. Max Headroom --
20 Minutes into the Future. The Image Virus. The Electronic Nervous System. The Electronic Virus. William Burroughs, the Nova Mob, and the Silence Virus. Burroughs and Cronenberg --
Word and Body. Videodrome. Ubik and the Reality Fix. Videodrome --
The Death of Representation --
2. Terminal Space --
Introduction --
Electronic Space. Cyberspace. The Cybernetic (City) State. Blade Runner and Fractal Geography. Cyberpunk. Neuromancer. The Production of Cyberspace. Paraspace. The Paraspaces of Science Fiction. Worlds in Collision. Urban Zones and Cyber Zones. Return to Paraspace (Into the Quanta). The SF Text as Paraspace. Coda --
Baudrillard in the Zone --
3. Terminal Penetration. Narrative and Virtual Realities. Fun in Cyberspace. Jacking in. "True Names" Cyberspace Cowboys --
Kinetic Urban Subjects. 1. Cyberspace and the Omnipotence of Thoughts. 2. A Tactics of Kinesis. TRON --
Cinema in Cyberspace. There's Always ... Tomorrowland --
4. Terminal Flesh. Lifestyles of the Electronically Enhanced. The Persistence of Memory. Cyberpunks with a Plan. Terminal Cyborgs. Into the Plasma Pool. The Extrusion of the Flesh. Alien. The Fly. Blood Music. Schismatrix --
Living in the Posthuman Solar System. Bataille and the New Flesh. Cosmic Continuity. Panic Subjects in the Machine Civilization. 1. Buttonheads, Wireheads, and Charge Addicts. 2. Antibodies. Boys' Toys from Hell. Crash. Limbo. Techno-Surrealism --
5. Terminal Resistance/Cyborg Acceptance. Terminal Resistance. The Armored Body (and the Armored Arnold). Feminist Resistance and a Romance Novel for Cyborgs. Cyborg Acceptance. The End of Eden. The Body without Organs.
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