Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Science
  • Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Science
  • Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Science

Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Science

by Mark Brake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230019803

ISBN-13: 9780230019805

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Since its emergence in the seventeenth century, science fiction has been a sustained, coherent and subversive check on the promises and pitfalls of science. In their turn, invention and discovery have forced fiction writers to confront the nature and limits of reality. Different Engines traces the way in which we've imagined the future.  See more details below

Overview

Since its emergence in the seventeenth century, science fiction has been a sustained, coherent and subversive check on the promises and pitfalls of science. In their turn, invention and discovery have forced fiction writers to confront the nature and limits of reality. Different Engines traces the way in which we've imagined the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230019805
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
MacSci Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 7.63(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

A plurality of habitable worlds: the age of discovery Remembrance of things to come: the mechanical age Pulp fiction: the Astounding age Cold War and heat death: the atomic age Stranger in a Strange Land : the new age Information wants to be free: the computer age The Frankenstein century: the age of biology Index

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