Political Science Fiction

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Donald M. Hassler, Clyde Wilcox
Univ of South Carolina Press, 1997 - Fiction - 256 pages
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This text examines the close relationship between politics and science fiction and shows how much of the former is grounded in the latter. It is both an exploration of futuristic literature and a spectrum of ideas, from libertarianism to feminism.
  

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Contents

The Politics of Prophecy
7
H G Wellss A Modern Utopia as a Work in Progress
26
The IWe Dilemma and a Utopian Unconscious in Wellss When
76
No Future Cyberpunk Industrial Music and the Aesthetics
99
Feminist Utopian Fiction and the Possibility of Social Critique
148
Military Democracy and the State in Robert A Heinleins
196
Gender Identity in Star Trek
214
Index
251
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About the author (1997)

Donald M. Hassler is a professor of English at Kent State University and the author of books on Erasmus Darwin, Isaac Asimov, Hal Clement, Arthur Machen, and others. He is coeditor with Clyde Wilcox of New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction.

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