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Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Chris Pak

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the emergence and development of terraforming in science fiction from H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898) to James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar (2009). Terraforming is the ... More


Tales from the Concrete Cave: Delhi’s Birla Temple and the Genealogies of Urban Nature in India

Kajri Jain

in Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390595
eISBN:
9789888390281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390595.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Explicitly artificial “nature” (animals, trees, mountains, the colour green) proliferates intensely in contemporary India, notably in peri-urban theme parks. While this could be seen as ... More


Terraforming: Engineering Imaginary Environments

Chris Pak

in Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with the coining of “terraforming” by science fiction writer Jack Williamson, this chapter explores the boundaries of the term in scientific discourse and in fiction, focusing attention on ... More


Conclusion

Chris Pak

in Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Paying special attention to the role of landscaping, Bakhtinian dialogism, the science fictional megatext, pastoral and utopian discourse, ecology and environmentalism, the conclusion to Terraforming ... More


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