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Introduction: Time Travel and the Mechanics of Narrative

David Wittenberg

in Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249961
eISBN:
9780823252503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249961.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Introduction begins the theoretical discussion of time travel and narrative theory with interpretations of three representative texts from the late 1960s: Robert Silverberg's Up the Line, Michael ... More


Towers of Babel: The Architecture of Sf

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on science fiction that represents architecture, namely novels by Robert Silverberg (Tower of Glass and The World Inside) and J. G. Ballard (Crash, Concrete Island, and ... More


Home of the Extraterrestrial Brothers: Race and African American Science Fiction

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fifteenth century saw the emergence of complex notions of race, essentially coinciding with European exploration of the Americas. Rather than delve into existing material conditions, science ... More


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