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Fierce Speculation, 1967–75

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on John Brunner's works from 1967 to 1975. These include Quicksand (1967), which garnered testy and argumentative reviews; Zanzibar (1968), which went on to garner Nebula and ... More


‘L'Ici-bas’ and ‘I'Au-delà’ … but Not as they Knew it. Realism, Utopianism and Science Fiction in the Novels of Jules Verne

Sarah Capitanio

in Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the interface between realism, utopianism, and science fiction in a number of Verne's novels. These novels provide an interesting case study of the way in which a particular ... More


The Fiction of Science, or the Science of Fiction

Timothy Unwin

in Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the interplay in Verne's writings between the objective and the poetic, the scientific and the fictional. It addresses the following questions: How does Verne, even as he seems ... More


Irish Science Fiction

Jack Fennell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381199
eISBN:
9781781384879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381199.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars - namely, that science fiction can be understood in terms of myth. For the purposes of ... More


Freefall in Inner Space: From Crash to Crash Technology

Simon Sellars

in Speaking Science Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238348
eISBN:
9781781380741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238348.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter first attempts to define ‘science fiction’ and the assumptions underlying its usage. It then presents a reading of J.G. Ballard'novel Crash (1973), which encapsulates much of the ... More


‘A Language of the Future’: Discursive Constructions of the Subject in A Clockwork Orange and Random Acts of Senseless Violence

Veronica Hollinger

in Speaking Science Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238348
eISBN:
9781781380741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238348.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Jack Womack's near-future novel Random Acts of Senseless Violence (1993) in the context of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange (1962). Both novels are the stories ... More


Jules Verne and the French Literary Canon

Arthur B. Evans

in Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the relationship between Verne and the French literary canon. It begins in the 1863–1905 period, when the Académie Française refused to acknowledge Verne as a writer of ‘real’ ... More


. Philip K. Dick and the Postmodern

Christopher Palmer

in Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of the postmodern and Dick's writing. It highlights two aspects of his work: his anticipation of the condition of postmodernity, which develops ... More


Complications of Humanism and Postmodernism

Christopher Palmer

in Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Dick's ethical humanism, an indubitable scandal and anomaly in the conditions of postmodernity, but something that is staged — and even preached — in a variety of ways in his ... More


. A Scanner Darkly: Postmodern Society and the End of Difference

Christopher Palmer

in Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the novel, A Scanner Darkly (1977). The novel offers the most thorough conspectus of the nature of postmodern society, with emphasis on the social. It is not the dissolution of ... More


‘My Particular Virus’: (Re-)Reading Jack Womack's Dryco Chronicles

Andrew M. Butler

in Speaking Science Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238348
eISBN:
9781781380741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238348.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Jack Womack's Dryco Chronicles, projected to be a six-book series consisting of Ambient (1988), Terraplane (1988), Heathern (1990), Elvissey (1993), Random Acts of Senseless ... More


. Critical Reason and Romantic Idealism in Martian Time-Slip

Christopher Palmer

in Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the novel Martian Time-Slip (1964). It addresses the following questions: How does a genre energized by immediate, desiring transformation and going-beyond, as science fiction ... More


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