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Visions and re-visions : (re)constructing science fiction

Author: Robert M Philmus
Publisher: Liverpool [England] : Liverpool University Press, 2005.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 32.
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"This book makes a case for the novel idea that science fiction comes out of The Time Machine as a literature of re-visions as well as of visions. 'Re-vision' in the pertinent sense finds its analogue in the succession of hypotheses that the Time Traveller comes up with regarding a future which perpetually changes under his scrutiny. Rather than being another term for 'recursivity, ' then, 're-vision' involves the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Philmus, Robert M.
Visions and re-visions.
Liverpool [England] : Liverpool University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607881021
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Philmus
ISBN: 0853238995 9780853238997
OCLC Number: 61260301
Notes: Number in series from publisher's online site.
Description: xiv, 411 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Swift, Zamyatin, and Orwell, and the language of utopia --
Generic configurations of A story of the days to come --
Re-visions of The time machine --
Stanislaw Lem's Futurological congress as a metageneric text --
Karel Čapek's can(n)on of negation --
Olaf Stapledon's tragi-cosmic vision --
C.S. Lewis and the fictions of "scientism" --
Kurt Vonnegut, historiographer of the absurd : The sirens of Titan --
Jorge Luis Borges and the labyrinths of time --
"Elsewhere elsewhen otherwise" : Italo Calvino's cosmicomic tales --
Ursula K. Le Guin and time's dispossesion --
Time out of joint : the world(s) of Philip K. Dick's The man in the high castle --
A revisionary construction of genre, with particular reference to science fiction.
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 32.
Other Titles: Reconstructing science fiction
Responsibility: Robert M. Philmus.

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Renowned science fiction scholar Robert M. Dick's The Man in the High Castle," the volume provides an in-depth textual examination that reveals why science fiction is a "revisionary genre." Visions  Read more...

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Philmus succeeds in illuminating every work he discusses . . . The result is . . . some of the best close readings of SF texts that I have seen in a long time, but also a sustained contribution to Read more...

 
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