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Irish Science Fiction

Jack Fennell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381199
eISBN:
9781781384879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381199.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars - namely, that science fiction can be understood in terms of myth. For the purposes of ... More


Introduction

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/9781781381199.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction outlines the critical paradigm that will be used through the rest of the book. Building on the work of critics from across the world, this paradigm looks at myth as a means of ... More


The Shape of Irish SF to Come

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/9781781381199.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter concludes the book by extrapolating potential future directions for Irish science fiction from the trends charted over previous chapters. Building upon the theoretical framework ... 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


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