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Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium / Edition 1

Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium / Edition 1

by Marleen S. Barr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819566527

ISBN-13: 9780819566522

Pub. Date: 09/03/2003

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

In this unique collection of fiction and essays, some of the best writers in the science fiction world explore our relationship to the future through the dual lens of science fiction and cultural studies, and provide a rich testament to the power of science fiction to help us re-imagine reality.

Each contributor was asked to reflect on our anxiety about the new

Overview

In this unique collection of fiction and essays, some of the best writers in the science fiction world explore our relationship to the future through the dual lens of science fiction and cultural studies, and provide a rich testament to the power of science fiction to help us re-imagine reality.

Each contributor was asked to reflect on our anxiety about the new millennium and to write about how science fiction could help us envision the far future and future cultural spaces. The resulting array of speculative writings, both critical and fictional, is diverse and illuminating—from a personal essay by Marge Piercy on love, sex and the power of fiction; to a new story by Harlan Ellison in which consumerism is the opiate of the masses; to a fictional book review by Kim Stanley Robinson which imagines what future historians will say about science in the third millennium.

CONTRIBUTORS: Marleen S. Barr, Rosi Braidotti, Harlan Ellison, James Gunn, Walter Mosley, Patrick Parrinder, Marge Peircy, Neil Postman, Eric S. Rabkin, Kim Stanley Robinson, Pamela Sargent, Darko Suvin, George Zebrowski.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819566522
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
09/03/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

FUTURE PAST Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century – Neil Postman
The End-of-the-World Ball – James Gunn
FUTURE PRESENT Reflections on What Remains of Zamyatin’s We after the Change of Leviathans: Must Collectivism Be against People? – Darko Suvin
The Coming of Christ the Joker – George Zebrowski
Goodbye to All That – Harlan Ellison
FUTURE PERFECT Superfeminist; or, A Hanukah Carol – Marleen S. Barr
Utmost Bones – Pamela Sargent
Love and Sex in the Year 3000 – Marge Piercy
Cyberteratologies: Female Monsters Negotiate the Other’s Participation in Humanity’s Far Future – Rosi Braidotti
FUTURE CRITICAL "You Must Have Seen a Lot of Changes": Fiction beyond the Twenty-first Century – Patrick Parrinder
Review: What Was Science Fiction? – Eric S. Rabkin
Review: Sciene in the Third Millennium – Kim Stanley Robinson
Black to the Future – Walter Mosley

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