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Alfred Bester

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Like Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author Alfred Bester started his career as a pulp writer and finished it as a Grand Master, but he followed a far more curious path to the ... More


Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Sean McQueen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book theorises shifts in and across critical approaches to capitalism, science, technology, psychoanalysis, literature, and cinema and media studies. Analysing a wide range of novels and films, ... More


John Brunner

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of the late twentieth century. During his exemplary career, ... More


William Gibson

Gary Westfahl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037801
eISBN:
9780252095085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037801.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology ... More


Conclusion

Gary Westfahl

in William Gibson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037801
eISBN:
9780252095085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037801.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This conclusion reflects on the reputation that William Gibson will likely enjoy in the future, based on his publications to date. Gibson has earned a permanent place in the history of science ... More


Epilogue

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Science fiction writers of the 1980s borrowed ideas from the works of the 1970s, but the genre and its reception both underwent a radical transformation. Authors such as William Gibson and Bruce ... More


All Today’s Parties: Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History

Gary Westfahl

in William Gibson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037801
eISBN:
9780252095085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037801.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines three William Gibson novels: Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. Gibson had planned Pattern Recognition for a long time: in 1986, he declared that he would ... More


Postmodern Authenticity, or, Cyberpunk

Erik Dussere

in America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 6 examines the cyberpunk subgenre. Beginning in the early eighties, films like Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and novels like William Gibson’s Neuromancer employ the conventions of noir and ... More


Hiatus and Search for a New Style

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

During the 1960s, Bester drifted away from SF for a second time and largely gave up fiction writing to work as an editor at Holiday magazine. When he returned to the field in the early 1970s, he ... More


Mestizaje and Heterotopia in Ernest Hogan’s High Aztech

Lysa M. Rivera

in Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Lysa M. Rivera, in “Critical Dystopia and Cyborg Consciousness: Ernest Hogan’s Chicano/a Cyberpunk,” examines the relationship between science fiction and experiences of mestizaje, colonialism, and ... More


Amazing Stories How Science Fiction Sacralizes the Secular

Peter Pels

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the history of science fiction in relation to religious ideas about cosmology, human nature, fate, and techno-science. Documenting the evolution of the literary genre from ... More


Introduction

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter outlines the theoretical approach with which this volume develops a Marxian, psychoanalytic, and schizoanalytic programme. The foundations for this programme is an overall ... More


Coda

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter reflects on the next step in the ‘-punk’ subgenre as the cyberpunk of late capitalism gives way to the biopunk of the biotech century. It argues that becoming-Deleuzian ... More


The Dystopian Decades: From Recession to Tiger and Back Again

Jack Fennell

in Irish Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381199
eISBN:
9781781384879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381199.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores Irish science fiction of the 1980s, 1990s and the early twenty-first century, tracing a trajectory from dystopian narratives to optimism and experimentation, and back to ... More


Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

Wendy Gay Pearson, Veronica Hollinger, and Joan Gordon (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311352
eISBN:
9781846313882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313882
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Contestations over the meaning and practice of sexuality have become increasingly central to cultural self-definition and critical debates over issues of identity, citizenship and the definition of ... More


Memory, Movies, and the Brain

Fernando Vidal

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter discusses memory's contributions to the world of cinema, serving dramatic and comical purposes from cinema's earliest days. In the 1980s, movies joined in the convergent rise of ... More


Russi an Comics’ Second Wave

José Alaniz

in Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733662
eISBN:
9781604733679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733662.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the “Second Wave” comics or komiks subculture in Russia from 1991 to the present. It begins with an assessment of the situation not only for comics but for many other areas of ... More


Interview With Greg Egan

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents an extensive interview with Greg Egan. Topics discussed include the kind of science fiction and nonfiction books that he read growing up; why he was initially attracted writing ... More


Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Robert Latham

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From the novels of Anne Rice to The Lost Boys, from The Terminator to cyberpunk science fiction, vampires and cyborgs have become strikingly visible figures within American popular culture, ... More


. Self and Skin: Virtuality and its Discontents

Joshua Raulerson

in Singularities: Technoculture, Transhumanism, and Science Fiction in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319723
eISBN:
9781781381052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319723.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Integral to the political problems outlined in the previous chapter is the status of bodies and materiality under transhumanism, a subject already treated extensively by Hayles in How We Became ... More


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