Projections: Science Fiction in Literature and Film


Examines the history and people, the science and the society, the lives, times and themes, the cultural impact and the critical response of the dynamic genre that is speculative fiction.

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Examines the history and people, the science and the society, the lives, times and themes, the cultural impact and the critical response of the dynamic genre that is speculative fiction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932265125
  • Publisher: MonkeyBrain
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 329
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Spectacles & Speculations 11
Growing Up in the Future 15
In Defense of Science Fiction 25
Achilles Superman and Darth Vader Or Why Star Wars Has It In For Our Rebel Civilization 31
The Tinsel Screen 43
Burroughs and Caspak 61
The Matrix Trilogy 67
The Thing of Shapes to Come: Science Fiction as Anatomy of the Future 85
This is True 97
Build Your Own Boom: Australian SF In The 90s and Beyond 101
Strange Loops of Wonder 119
The Timex Machine 133
An Excellence of Peake 139
Something About Harry 147
The Future Is Already Here: Is There a Place for Science Fiction in the Twenty-First Century? 153
The Way the Future Looks: THX 1138 and Blade Runner 171
Gulliver Unravels: Generic Fantasy and the Loss of Subversion 179
The British Future 187
Scientists in SF Films 191
The Squandered Promise of Science Fiction 203
Shot In Australia: Written Just About Everywhere 209
The Final Voyage of Odysseus 225
The Body Apocalyptic: Theology and Technology in Films and Fictions of the MIME Era 229
eXcreMENt 241
Queen of the Martian Mysteries: An Appreciation of Leigh Brackett 247
The Matrix and the Star Maker 257
The Man Who Invented Tomorrow 263
Delany: Nuances of a Theme by Stevens 285
We Hobbits are a Merry Folk...An Incautious and Heretical Re-appraisal of J. R. R. Tolkien 295
Letter to a Young Science Fiction Writer 315
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