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e-Book Ultimate Island: On the Nature of British Science Fiction (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy) download

e-Book Ultimate Island: On the Nature of British Science Fiction (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy) download

by Nicholas Ruddick

ISBN: 0313273731
ISBN13: 978-0313273735
Language: English
Publisher: Praeger (January 26, 1993)
Pages: 216
Category: History and Criticism
Subategory: Literature

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The study rejects the idea that British science fiction is distinguishable only by its pessimistic outlook-while also . Chapter 1 examines previous critical ideas about the nature of British science fiction, revealing that most of them are based on untested assumptions.

The study rejects the idea that British science fiction is distinguishable only by its pessimistic outlook-while also rejecting the idea that other designations, such as scientific romance or speculative fiction, better fit the British product.

Ultimate Island book. Chapter 1 examines previous critical ideas about the nature of British science fiction, revealing that most of them are based on untested assumptions

Ultimate Island book. Chapters 3 and 4 deal respectively with British disaster fiction before and after the Second World War.

The study rejects the idea that British science fiction is distinguishable only by its pessimistic outlook-while also rejecting .

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This study confronts current influential theories that science fiction is either an American phenomenon or an international one. The study rejects the idea that British science fiction is distinguishable only by its pessimistic outlook-while also rejecting the idea that other designations, such as scientific romance or speculative fiction, better fit the British product.

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Contributions to the Study of. Science Fiction and Fantasy. Island: On the Nature of British Science Fiction Nicholas Ruddick Science Fiction for Young Readers C.

Ultimate Island: On the Nature of British Science Fiction (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1993).

In this pioneering work of British science fiction, the hero is a bumptious American mining engineer who stumbles on a. .Butler single-handedly brought to the SF genre the concerns of gender politics, racial conflict and slavery.

In this pioneering work of British science fiction, the hero is a bumptious American mining engineer who stumbles on a subterranean civilisation. The "Vril-ya" enjoy a utopian social organisation based on "vril", a source of infinitely renewable electrical power (commerce promptly produced the beef essence drink, Bovril). Several of her novels are groundbreaking, but none is more compelling or shocking than Kindred. A brilliant work on many levels, it ingeniously uses the device of time travel to explore the iniquity of slavery through Dana's modern sensibilities.

Ultimate Island: On the Nature of British Science Fiction. The Mysteries of Paris and London. Plymouth poet Nicholas Carrington's poem of bon voyage for Leigh Hunt, 'To a Friend, On His Approaching Voyage to Pisa' (1822), marks the beginning of Hunt's journey to join Lord Byron and P. B. Shelley in publishing the Liberal magazine.

This study confronts current influential theories that science fiction is either an American phenomenon or an international one. The study rejects the idea that British science fiction is distinguishable only by its pessimistic outlook--while also rejecting the idea that other designations, such as scientific romance or speculative fiction, better fit the British product. Instead, the study traces the evolution of British science fiction, showing how H. G. Wells synthesized various strains in English literature, and how later writers, conscious of this Wellsian tradition, built upon Wells's literary achievement.

An introduction defines what might reasonably be placed under the heading British science fiction, and why. Chapter 1 examines previous critical ideas about the nature of British science fiction, revealing that most of them are based on untested assumptions. Chapter 2 explores the significance of the dominant motif of the island in British SF --a motif that suggests that British SF and mainstream English literature have been long and fruitfully intertwined. Chapters 3 and 4 deal respectively with British disaster fiction before and after the Second World War. They focus on why British science fiction has so frequently seemed obsessed with catastrophe. Chapter 5, a polemical conclusion, deals with the future of British science fiction based on its current predicament. Ultimate Island forms a theoretical counterpart to the author's recently-published British Science Fiction: A Chronology 1478-1990 (Greenwood 1992), which defines the historical scope of the field.

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language: English
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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language: English
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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