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Animal Death: Paolo Bacigalupi

Brian Willems

in Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Paolo Bacigalupi’s Nebula award-winning novel The Windup Girl (2009) sets up a dialectical situation which it then disrupts. This is important for two reasons. First, dialectic formations are often ... More


The Anthropocene, the Posthuman, and the Animal

Lars Schmeink

in Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 analyzes two exemplary literary works dealing with the creation of new posthuman species as a consequence of contemporary consumer society. With liquid modernity commodifying all aspects of ... More


A Dis-(orient)ation: Race, Technoscience, and The Windup Girl

Malisa Kurtz

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/9781628461237.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Malisa Kurtz, in “A Dis-(Orient)ation: Race, Technoscience, and The Windup Girl,” provides a preview of what to expect from an anticipated Yellow Planets collection, where she examines Bacigalupi’s ... More


Staying Mobile in Postapocalyptic Cli-Fi

Jeremy Withers

in Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles: Contesting the Road in American Science Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621754
eISBN:
9781800341357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621754.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the rising popularity since the 1990s of works of postapocalyptic cli-fi (i.e. climate change fiction) has provided science fiction writers a convenient opportunity to ... More


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