Race in American Science Fiction

Race in American Science Fiction

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Noting that science fiction is characterized by an investment in the proliferation of racial difference, Isiah Lavender III argues that racial alterity is fundamental to the genrea€™s narrative strategy. Race in American Science Fiction offers a systematic classification of ways that race appears and how it is silenced in science fiction, while developing a critical vocabulary designed to focus attention on often-overlooked racial implications. These focused readings of science fiction contextualize race within the genre's better-known master narratives and agendas. Authors discussed include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and Ursula K. Le Guin, among many others.SciFi Channel. December 8, 2003. The Birth of a Nation. Directed by D. W. Griffith . David W. Griffith Corporation, 1915. Blade Runner. Directed by Ridley Scott. Sir- Run Run Shaw/Warner, 1982. Colossus, the Forbin Project. Directed by Josephanbsp;...

Title:Race in American Science Fiction
Author:Isiah Lavender
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2011


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