Anatomy of Science Fiction

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Donald E. Morse
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 199 pages
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"This wide-ranging collection of essays re-opens the connection between science fiction and the increasingly science-fictional world.
Kevin Alexander Boon reminds us of the degree to which the epistemology of science fiction infects modern political discourse. Kroly Pintr explores the narrative structures of utopian estrangement, and Tams Bnyei and Brian Attebery take us deeper into the cultural exchanges between science fiction and the literary and political worlds. In the second half, Donald Morse, Nicholas Ruddick and eva Federmayer look at the way in which science fiction has tackled major ethical issues, while Amy Novak and Klmn Matolcsy consider memory and evolution as cultural batteries. The book ends with important discussions of East German and Hungarian science fiction by Usch Kiausch and Donald Morse respectively.
I envisage that the book will find a market both among academics and as a recommended text to undergraduates as it offers interesting essays on important readers. The tendency for science fiction to be offered as a literature class to science majors is not usually considered, but this book would be particularly appropriate for such a market."
Dr. Farah Mendelsohn,
Middlesex University

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DONALD E. MORSE is Visiting Professor of American, Irish, and English Literature at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, and Professor Emeritus of English and Rhetoric at Oakland University. He is the author of numerous articles on Vonnegut and his previous books include The Fantastic in World Literature and the Arts (1987), More Real than Reality: The Fantastic in Irish Literature and the Arts (1991), and The Celebration of the Fantastic (1992), all available from Greenwood Press.

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