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Ukrainian science fiction : historical and thematic perspectives

Author: Walter Smyrniw
Publisher: Bern : Peter Lang AG, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the first of its kind, the present study of Ukrainian science fiction encompasses both the historical and thematic features of this genre. It contains a discussion of the representative and the most imaginative Ukrainian science fiction works published by writers residing in Ukraine and abroad.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Smyrniw, Walter.
Ukrainian Science Fiction.
Bern : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Smyrniw
ISBN: 9783035106121 3035106126 9783034313230 3034313233
OCLC Number: 864414705
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents 7; Preface 9; 1. Introduction 11; The Parameters of Science Fiction 11; History of Science Fiction 14; International Science Fiction 22; Ukrainian Science Fiction 24; 2. Harbingers of Ukrainian Science Fiction 29; Utopia in Belles Lettres 31; A Populist's Utopian Vision 36; Life on Mars 38; 3. The First Ukrainian Utopia 43; 4. Krat's Religious Utopia 61; 5. By the Power of the Sun 73; 6. The Solar Machine 87; 7. The First Space Voyages 111; 8. Technology and Ideology 125; 9. Emigre Science Fiction 149; 10. Space and Time Travels 175; 11. Encounters with Aliens 201. 12. Evolution of Robots 21913. Androids and Biokibers 235; 14. Cyborgs and Syhoms 253; 15. From Manhood to Godhood 283; 16. Science Fiction Mythology: The Star Corsair 303; 17. Science Fiction Mythology: The Gospel of Jesus 323; 18. Cosmic Laughter: Humour in Science Fiction 345; 19. Conclusion 365; 20. Selective Chronological Bibliography 371; Index of Names 383.
Responsibility: Walter Smyrniw.

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