Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future: Essays on by Gary Westfahl,Westfahl Gary,Wong Kin Yuen

By Gary Westfahl,Westfahl Gary,Wong Kin Yuen

technology fiction has continuously challenged readers with depictions of the longer term. Can the style truly supply glimpses of the realm of day after today? This choice of fifteen overseas and interdisciplinary essays examines the genre’s predictions and breaks new flooring via contemplating the prophetic features of technological know-how fiction movies in addition to SF literature. one of the texts and subject matters tested are vintage tales through Murray Leinster, C. L. Moore, and Cordwainer Smith; 2001: an area Odyssey and its sequels, eastern anime and Hong Kong cinema; and digital fiction.

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