Histories of the Future: Studies in Fact, Fantasy and Science Fiction (Hardback)Alan Sandison (author)
Hardback 202 Pages / Published: 10/11/2000
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This collection of interdisciplinary essays examines some of the ways in which writers, artists, film-makers, strategists and political thinkers have imagined the future over the last two centuries. Although a number of contributions discuss 'mainstream' science fiction, the collection's emphasis is not on any single genre, but rather on the ways in which different histories - technological, cultural, military, ideological - generate and inform different modes of speculation about things to come. These histories also disclose that our patterns of expectation are much influenced by our relationship to the past.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
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