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The Resource Science fiction and the prediction of the future : essays on foresight and fallacy, edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yuen, and Amy Kit-sze Chan

Science fiction and the prediction of the future : essays on foresight and fallacy, edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yuen, and Amy Kit-sze Chan

Label
Science fiction and the prediction of the future : essays on foresight and fallacy
Title
Science fiction and the prediction of the future
Title remainder
essays on foresight and fallacy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yuen, and Amy Kit-sze Chan
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Science fiction has always intrigued readers with depictions of an unforeseen future. Can the genre actually provide audiences with a glance into the world of tomorrow? This collection of fifteen international and interdisciplinary essays examines the genre's predictions and breaks new ground by considering the prophetic functions of science fiction films, as well as science fiction literature"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809.3/876209
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S26
LC item number
S278 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Westfahl, Gary
  • Yuen, Wong Kin
  • Chan, Amy Kit-sze
Series statement
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy
Series volume
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction films
  • Science fiction
  • Future, The, in literature
  • Forecasting in literature
Label
Science fiction and the prediction of the future : essays on foresight and fallacy, edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yuen, and Amy Kit-sze Chan
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223116609638
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Of Futures Imagined, and Futures Inhabited; I: Cosmic Visions; 1. Pitfalls of Prophecy; 2. Emotional Dimensions of Transmimetic Fiction; 3. The Internet and the Anagogical Myths of Science Fiction; 4. Technobodies and the Anxieties of Performance; 5. Places of Alterity in Science Fiction; II: The Practice of Prophecy; 6. Future City Tokyo; 7. Rebooting "A Logic Named Joe"; 8. Victims of a Globalized, Radicalized, Technologized World, or, Why the Beatles Needed Help!; 9. "A Journey Beyond the Stars"; 10. The Endless Odyssey; 11. Intercultural and Interface; 12. Post-Genre Cinemas and Post-Colonial Attitude; 13. Writing, Weaving, and Technology; 14. The Technological Contours of Contemporary Science Fiction, or, The Science Fiction That Science Fiction Doesn't See; 15. Thinking About the Smart Wireless World
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780786458417
Lccn
2010048100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 664656916
  • (OCoLC)664656916
Label
Science fiction and the prediction of the future : essays on foresight and fallacy, edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yuen, and Amy Kit-sze Chan
Publication
Bar code
31223116609638
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Of Futures Imagined, and Futures Inhabited; I: Cosmic Visions; 1. Pitfalls of Prophecy; 2. Emotional Dimensions of Transmimetic Fiction; 3. The Internet and the Anagogical Myths of Science Fiction; 4. Technobodies and the Anxieties of Performance; 5. Places of Alterity in Science Fiction; II: The Practice of Prophecy; 6. Future City Tokyo; 7. Rebooting "A Logic Named Joe"; 8. Victims of a Globalized, Radicalized, Technologized World, or, Why the Beatles Needed Help!; 9. "A Journey Beyond the Stars"; 10. The Endless Odyssey; 11. Intercultural and Interface; 12. Post-Genre Cinemas and Post-Colonial Attitude; 13. Writing, Weaving, and Technology; 14. The Technological Contours of Contemporary Science Fiction, or, The Science Fiction That Science Fiction Doesn't See; 15. Thinking About the Smart Wireless World
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780786458417
Lccn
2010048100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 664656916
  • (OCoLC)664656916

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