New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction

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Univ of South Carolina Press, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 362 pages
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Surveying the vast expanse of politically-charged science fiction, this book posits that the defining dilemma for these tales rests in whether identity and meaning germinate from progressive linear changes or progress, or from a continuous return to primitive realities of war, death and the competition for survival.
 

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Contents

Science Fiction Explores the Future of Being Human
17
William Blake Michael Moorcock
35
The Case of The
53
Revising the Politics of Cold War Womanhood
78
Race Robots and the Law
93
War and Militarism in U S Science
115
Science Fiction Narratives of Mass Destruction and the Politics of National
145
Star Treks Post911 Politics
157
Implants and Cyborgs
198
Paulo de Sousa Ramoss Dystopian Novella
212
Liberalism and the Other in the Work
235
China Mievilles New Crobuzon Novels
272
Stephen R Donaldsons
290
The Not Yet Utopian Dimension and the Collapse of Cyberpunk in Walter
315
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Cultural Critic
339
About the Contributors
353

Inverted Perspectives on Politics and Morality in Battlestar Galactica
179

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About the author (2008)

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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