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- DescriptionThis timely book explores what might be termed 'Gothic science fiction' of the last three decades. This designation may at first appear contradictory, as the Gothic's contations of the irrational and supernatural seem to conflict with the rational foundations of science fiction. However, this collection demonstrates that the two categories in fact overlap and intersect in creatively and critically fruitful ways. Understanding texts of this period by means of this hybrid category allows a fresh examination of their engagement with the dramatic socio-ecomic changes - in communication techlogy, medical science, globalization, and global politics - that have transformed the way we live, and for which Gothic science fiction texts provide compelling narrative modes. The essays in this collection reflect the current willingness among researchers to explore interpretations across genre, form, and discipline, as well as revealing a buoyant field of research in contemporary Gothic and science fiction studies. The collection ranges across narrative media (including literature, film, graphic vels and trading card games) and across genres, taking in horror, science fiction, the Gothic, the New Weird and more. The essays explore questions of genre, medical science, gender, biopower and capitalism, demonstrating the ways in which Gothic science fiction texts stage contemporary concerns around power, anxiety, resistance and capital.
- Author BiographySara Wasson is Lecturer in Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University and author of 'Urban Gothic of the Second World War: Dark London' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Emily Alder is Lecturer in Literature at Edinburgh Napier University.
- PublisherLiverpool University Press
- Date of Publication03/04/2014
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleLiverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies
- Series Part/Volume Numberv.41
- Place of PublicationLiverpool
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintLiverpool University Press
- Content Note2 black & white illustrations
- Weight272 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byEmily Alder,Sara Wasson
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