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THE DREAMS OUR STUFF IS MADE OF: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A gifted writer casts a critical eye on the genre that gave him birth. Disch, a novelist, poet, and critic, first became known for his science fiction, including such classic novels as Camp Concentration (1969). He turns in this new work to an examination of the literature he fell in love with as a boy, and then worked to alter and expand as an adult. His thesis is that science fiction has ... Read full review

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Review: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

User Review  - Allan - Goodreads

Do I want to give a fourth star, I think not. However, he's cranky til the end. I'll need to reread parts, certainly. BUT... Read full review

Review: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

User Review  - Invadozer Saphenousnerves Circular-thallus Popewaffensquat - Goodreads

THE STUFF OUR DREAMS ARE MADE OF/an overview of how science fiction changed the world. Includes Newt Gingrich and Reagan saying outrageous predictions on how to use the US taxes to become overlords of ... Read full review

Review: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

User Review  - Kristen Kim - Goodreads

Some interesting insights into the history of sci-fi Read full review

Review: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

User Review  - Agatha - Goodreads

Interesting but discursive; the chapters did not seem to be very connected to each other Read full review

Review: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

User Review  - Michael Burnam-fink - Goodreads

This is an unusual history, linking together grand ideas with the live of the author, who very much "was there, and did that." The first chapters stumble in the dark, as Disch tries to establish the ... Read full review

Review: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

User Review  - Rhea Shell - Goodreads

I found this book interesting at first. It made me think of things I'd never thought of before (like seeing Poe as a sci fi author). But sadly the book was ruined for me by the chapter on women ... Read full review

Review: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

User Review  - Alix J - Goodreads

Sloppy and offensive at every turn. Skimming for case studies, and looking forward to the end. Disch presents himself as so unlikable I'm feeling skeeved about how many times I watched The Brave Little Toaster as a kid. Read full review

Review: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

User Review  - Ben Hunt - Goodreads

If you should decide to delve into the weirder and more schizophrenic catalog of Phillip K. Dick (Valis, Radio Free Albemuth), I would recommend starting with Mr. Disch. This book is a history of ... Read full review

Review: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

some interesting spins on interesting stuff. a bit like eavesdropping too long in the hotel bar of an SF convention, though. which is some people's idea of bliss. Read full review

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