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Classical Traditions in Science Fiction

Classical Traditions in Science Fiction


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ISBN-13: 9780190228330
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/09/2015
Series: Classical Presences Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 2.70(d)

About the Author

Brett M. Rogers is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Puget Sound.

Benjamin Eldon Stevens is Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Hollins University.

Table of Contents


Introduction: The True History of The Future (and Its Future)
Brett M. Rogers
Benjamin Eldon Stevens

Part I: SF's Rosy-Fingered Dawn

1. The Lunar Setting of Johannes Kepler's Somnium, Science Fiction's Missing Link
Dean Swinford

2. Lucretius, Lucan, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Jesse Weiner

3. Virgil in Jules Verne's Journey to The Center of The Earth
Benjamin Eldon Stevens

4. Mr. Lucian in Suburbia: Links between The True History and The First Men in The Moon
Antony Keen

Part II: SF 'Classics'

5. A Complex Oedipus: The Tragedy of Edward Morbius
Gregory S. Bucher

6. Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz, The Great Year, and The Ages of Man
Erik Grayson

7. Time and Self-Referentiality in The Iliad and Frank Herbert's Dune
Joel Christensen

8. Disability as Rhetorical Trope in Classical Myth and Blade Runner
Rebecca Raphael

Part III: Classics in Space

9. Moral and Mortal in Star Trek: The Original Series
George Kovacs

10. Hybrids and Homecomings in The Odyssey and Alien Resurrection
Brett M. Rogers

11. Classical Antiquity and Western Identity in Battlestar Galactica
Vincent Tomasso

Part IV: Ancient Classics for a Future Generation?

12. Revised Iliadic Epiphanies in Dan Simmons' Ilium
Gaël Grobéty

13. Refiguring the Roman Empire in The Hunger Games Trilogy
Marian Makins

14. Jonathan Hickman's Pax Romana and The End of Antiquity
C. W. Marshall

Suggestions for Further Reading and Viewing
Robert W. Cape, Jr.

Works Cited

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