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Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach

Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621723
eISBN:
9781800341180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621723.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Despite the occasional upsurge of climate change scepticism among Anglophone conservative politicians and journalists, there is still a near consensus among climate scientists that current levels of ... 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


Ice, Fire and Flood: A Short Pre-history of Climate Fiction

Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann

in Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621723
eISBN:
9781800341180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621723.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that catastrophic climate change fictions have been organised around three main tropes: the new ice age, the burning world and the drowned world. Of these, only the last has a ... More


A Theoretical Interlude

Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann

in Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621723
eISBN:
9781800341180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621723.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by discussing the relationship between SF and what Daniel Bloom dubbed ‘cli-fi’. Cli-fi, it argues, is best understood as a sub-genre of SF and the crucial shift between the ... More


Climate Fiction and the World Literary System

Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann

in Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621723
eISBN:
9781800341180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621723.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter opens with a discussion of two early instances of global warming cli-fi, Arthur Herzog’s Heat and George Turner’s The Sea and Summer, and argues that both are more or less oblivious to ... More


Cli-fi in Other Media

Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann

in Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621723
eISBN:
9781800341180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621723.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores cli-fi in other print media (short stories, published poetry, comics and graphic novels), recorded popular music (folk and rock), and audio-visual media (cinema, television and ... More


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