quarta-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2011

Lost in Space - Geographies of Science Fiction



"The two things for which science fiction is best known are these: the creation of new environments, and the evocation of a sense of wonder. New places are wrought and telling futures conjured, and within both we hold up a mirror to ourselves. Whether in the guise of traditional space opera or slick 1990s cybernoir,
the lyricism of Ray Bradbury's Mars stories, the gnostic unrealities of Philip K. Dick or the head-swirling complexity of Greg Egan's new conceptual worlds, much of the genre's sense of possibility comes from this revitalized consideration of where we live now, and what we think we know about it.'
Foreword
Michael Marshall Smith

1 Lost in space
James Kneale and Rob Kitchin

2 The way it wasn't: alternative histories, contingent geographies
Barney Warf

3 Geography's conquest of history in The Diamond Age
Michael Longan and Tim Oakes

4 Space, technology and Neal Stephensbn's science fiction
Michelle Kendrick

5 Geographies of power and social relations in Marge Piercy's He,She and It
Barbara J. Morehouse

6 The subjectivity of the near future: geographical imaginings in the work of J. G. Ballard
Jonathan S. Taylor

7 Tuning the self: city space and SF horror movies
Stuart C. Aitken

8 Science fiction and cinema: the hysterical materialism of pataphysical space
Paul Kingsbury

9 An invention without a future, a solution without a problem: motor pirates, time machines and drunkenness on the screen
Marcus A. Doel and David B. Clarke

10 What we can say about nature: familiar geographies, science fiction and popular physics
Sheila Hones

11 Murray Bookchin on Mars! The production of nature in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy
Shaun Huston

12 In the belly of the monster: Frankenstein, food, factishes and fiction
Nick Bingham

References
Index

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