Science Fiction and Empire

Science Fiction and Empire

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From its beginnings, science fiction has experimented with imperialistic scenarios of alien invasion, extraterrestrial exploitation, xenophobia, and colonial conquest. In Science Fiction and Empire, Patricia Kerslake brings contemporary thinking about postcolonialism and imperialism to bear on a variety of classic sci-fi novels and films, including The War of the Worlds, Stanislaw Lema€™s Solaris, and Star Wars. The first book to identify the consequences of empire in science fiction, Kerslakea€™s study is a compelling investigation of the political ramifications of how we imagine our future. a€œScience Fiction and Empire is thought-provoking and insightful, . . . the kind of large-scale postcolonial work that science fiction has needed for quite some time.a€a€”Science Fiction StudiesIntroduction. Science fiction (SF) has historically been perceived as a genre of the fabulous, a form of writing far outside the canon of a#39;literaturea#39;, one that lacks boundaries, connections with reality or formal precedent. To some, that perceptionanbsp;...

Title:Science Fiction and Empire
Author:Patricia Kerslake
Publisher:Liverpool University Press - 2010-08-01


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