These 17 original essays, written for the sixth Eaton Conference on Fantasy and Science Fiction, explore the uses, origins, and forms of future fiction. The contributors are George E. Slusser, Paul Alkon, Marie-Helene Huet, Howard V. Hendrix, Bradford Lyau, Gregory Benford, Jose Manuel Mota, Frederik Pohl, George Hay, Colin Greenland, John Huntington, Elizabeth Maslen, W. M. S. and Claire Russell, T. A. Shippey, Kenneth V. Bailey, Gary Kern, and Frank McConnell.The essays address the question Do we call up images of future societies in order to prepare for them, or to forestall their ever coming into existence? "
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm