Dreams and Nightmares: Science and Technology in Myth and Fiction

Dreams and Nightmares: Science and Technology in Myth and Fiction

by Mordecai Roshwald
     
 

This book studies the treatment of science and technology from ancient myths to current works, demonstrating the importance of science to human civilization as evidenced in literature. Works studied include the Bible, Greek mythology, tales from the Middle Ages (including those about the Golem and Dr. Faustus), Gulliver's Travels, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr.

Overview

This book studies the treatment of science and technology from ancient myths to current works, demonstrating the importance of science to human civilization as evidenced in literature. Works studied include the Bible, Greek mythology, tales from the Middle Ages (including those about the Golem and Dr. Faustus), Gulliver's Travels, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and works by Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, and Aldous Huxley, among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786436941
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Series:
Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy, #9
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mordecai Roshwald is professor emeritus of social science and humanities at the University of Minnesota. He has held visiting appointments at universities in Israel, United Kingdom, Canada and Taiwan and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is also the author of the noted dystopian science fiction novel Level 7 (1959). Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University. He lives in Greenville, North Carolina. C.W. Sullivan III is Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences at East Carolina University and a full member of the Welsh Academy. He is the author of numerous books and the on-line journal Celtic Cultural Studies.

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