Liquid Metal: The Science Fiction Film Reader

Front Cover
Sean Redmond
Wallflower Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 352 pages
1 Review
Liquid Metal is the first extended collection of previously published essays on science fiction film and television. This Reader brings together a great number of 'seminal' essays that have opended up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. This wide-ranging collection includes classic texts on key aspects of science fiction cinema such as representation of the cyborg, the science fiction city, time travel and the primal scene, science fiction fandom and 1950s invasion narratives.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PREFACE
THE WONDER OF SCIENCE FICTION
1
Images of Wonder The Look of Science Fiction
4
Youve Got To Be Fucking Kidding Knowledge Belief and Judgement in Science Fiction Steve Neale
11
Sensuous Elaboration Reason and the Visible in the Science Fiction Film
17
Between Science Fact and Science Fiction Spielbergs Digital Dinosaurs Possible Worlds and the New Aesthetic Realism
24
SCIENCE FICTIONS DISASTER IMAGINATION
37
LIQUID METAL THE CYBORG IN SCIENCE FICTION
155
A Manifesto for Cyborgs Science Technology and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s
158
Technophilia Technology Representation and the Feminine
182
Machine as Messiah Cyborgs Morphs and the American Body Politic
191
Ghosts and Machines The Technological Body
205
IMITATION OF LIFE POSTMODERN SCIENCE FICTION
217
Postfuturism
220
Who Programs You? The Science Fiction of the Spectacle
228

The Imagination of Disaster
40
TechnophobiaDystopia
48
Human Artifice and the Science Fiction Film
57
Dream Girls and Mechanic Panic Dystopia and its Others in Brazil and Nineteen EightyFour
64
SPATIAL ABYSS THE SCIENCE FICTION CITY
75
Cities on the Edge of Time The Urban Science Fiction Film
78
Dark City White Flight and the Urban Science Fiction Film in Postwar America
88
On the Edge of Spaces Blade Runner Ghost in the Shell and Hong Kongs Cityscape
98
THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES TIME TRAVEL AND THE PRIMAL SCENE
113
Back to the Future Oedipus as Time Traveller
116
Time Travel Primal Scene and the Critical Dystopia
126
Another Time Another Space Modernity Subjectivity and The Time Machine
136
With Eyes Uplifted Space Aliens as Sky Gods
145
Prosthetic Memory Total Recall and Blade Runner
239
Akira Postermodernism and Resistance
249
POACHING THE UNIVERSE SCIENCE FICTION FANDOM
261
Star Trek Rerun Reread Rewritten Fan Writing as Textual Poaching
264
Were Only a Speck in the Ocean The Fan as Powerless Elite
281
New Hope The Postmodern Project of Star Wars
298
Web of Bablylon
308
LOOK TO THE SKIES 1950s SCIENCE FICTION INVASION NARRATIVES
315
The Russians Are Coming Arent They? Them and The Thing
318
Reexamining the 1950s Invasion Narratives Mark Jancovich
325
Were the Martians Now British SF Invasion Fantasies of the 1950s and 1960s
337
Index
347
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2004)

Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

Bibliographic information