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The science fiction mythmakers : religion, science and philosophy in Wells, Clarke, Dick and Herbert

Author: Jennifer Simkins
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Series: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 54.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book considers the significance of this confluence through an examination of myths in the writings of H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert. Presenting fresh insights into their works, the author brings to light the tendency of science fiction narratives to reaffirm spiritual myths"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Simkins
ISBN: 9781476668093 1476668094
OCLC Number: 952390059
Description: x, 190 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Evolution, morality and religion in H.G. Wells --
Materialism and mystery: mixed myths in Arthur C. Clarke --
Science fiction as truth: sociology, philosophy and theology in Philip K. Dick --
Resisting tradition: the messiah myth and authentic dasein in Frank Herbert's Dune series.
Series Title: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 54.
Responsibility: Jennifer Simkins.

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A literary genre that pervades 21st-century popular culture, science fiction creates mythologies that make statements about humanity's place in the universe and embody an intersection of science,  Read more...

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An exceptionally clear and penetrating study of the historically nuanced relationship between sf and the ""discordant philosophies"" of science, religion, and social theory."" - Van Ikin, University Read more...

 
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