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Edging Towards an Eco-cosmopolitan Vision

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/9781781382844.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers works influenced by the convergence of terraforming and the Gaia Hypothesis in the 1970s. It is during the period of the 1980s-1990s that narratives dealing with terraforming ... More


‘The Last Thrilling Wonder Story’? Intergeneric Operations

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how Wolfe disguises The Urth Cycle, a work of science fiction, as fantasy by recontextualizing genre conventions that encourage critical misreadings. It considers how the ... More


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