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    Luckhurst, Roger (2022) Communications. In: Morgan, G. (ed.) Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination. London: Thames and Hudson, pp. 126-145. ISBN 9780500252390.

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    Book synopsis: Science fiction offers an invitation to imagine: to speculate, to theorize, to give voice to anxieties and shape to the unknown. Like the science it has inspired and been inspired by, it is impossible to reduce to a single book. Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination does not attempt to contain this vast field, but rather to explore avenues through its terrain. Across five parts, contributors consider cyborgs and humans, space travel, alien communication, distant galaxies and earthbound futures shaped by nuclear warfare, and climate crisis. The science of science fiction is traced through developments both scientific and speculative, from the influence of scientific advisors on mid-century classics to the new ways of living posited by contemporary climate fiction. These chapters are accompanied by interviews with five of the genre’s most exciting writers: Charlie Jane Anders, Chen Qiufan, Vandana Singh, Tade Thompson and Kim Stanley Robinson.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2022 14:23
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:53


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