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Laboratory Apocalypse

Robert M. Geraci

in Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393026
eISBN:
9780199777136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393026.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Apocalyptic AI is transmitted to roboticists and AI researchers through science fiction and is expressed in pop science as a means of raising the cultural prestige of research and researchers and ... More


 “To the Fringes of Faith”: Literature

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first great Mormon literature came only with the “Lost Generation” of the 40s, with authors like Maurine Whipple and Virginia Sorensen. The novel has flourished (with Levi Peterson a major ... More


Science and the Supernatural: Among Genres I

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes science fiction and the supernatural in Irish novels. These include books such as H. G. Wells' The Time Machine and Robert Cromie's The Crack of Doom. Several ghost stories are ... More


The History of the Future: The Scientific Romances

Simon J. James

in Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606597
eISBN:
9780191738517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The scientific discoveries of the Victorian era enlarged the scope of fantastic fiction. Wells extrapolates from evolutionary theory, geology, temporal physics, and optics to imagine alternate forms ... More


Fin de Siècle: Vortex of the Genres

James H. Murphy

in Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596997
eISBN:
9780191723520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The last decades of the century saw great changes in the writing of fiction. In Britain, where George Moore, Oscar Wilde, and Bram Stoker were among the most prominent novelists, high-culture ... More


Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the second of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. The first volume, Time Machines, traced the development of the ... More


All This and Elwood Too: The Rival Gateways

Mike Ashley

in Gateways to Forever: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310027
eISBN:
9781781380536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310027.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the emergence of the factors that threatened science fiction magazine readership in the 1970s. Besides the growing patronage for television, radio, and cinema, comic books also ... More


Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

J. P. Telotte and Gerald Duchovnay (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Critical discussion of cult cinema has often noted its tendency to straddle or ignore boundaries, to pull together different sets of conventions, narrative formulas, or character types for the almost ... More


“Lack of Respect, Wrong Attitude, Failure to Obey Authority”: Dark Star, A Boy and His Dog, and New Wave Cult SF

Rob Latham

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The New Wave movement involved a rising science fiction (sf) avant-garde that sought to remake a genre traditionally inclined towards technocratic scientism and conservative narrative style into a ... More


Michel Houellebecq: ideological challenge and precipitating crisis

Ruth Cruickshank

in Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571758
eISBN:
9780191721793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571758.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter turns to Houellebecq, France's most famous — and controversial — living writer; the affaire Houellebecq; Extension du domaine de la lutte; and Les Particules élémentaires. It discusses ... More


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