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Histories of the Future

Studies in Fact, Fantasy and Science Fiction

  • Alan Sandison
  • Robert Dingley

About this book

Introduction

This collection of interdisciplinary essays examines some of the ways in which writers, artists, film-makers, strategists and political thinkers have imagined the future over the last two centuries. Although a number of contributions discuss 'mainstream' science fiction, the collection's emphasis is not on any single genre, but rather on the ways in which different histories - technological, cultural, military, ideological - generate and inform different modes of speculation about things to come. These histories also disclose that our patterns of expectation are much influenced by our relationship to the past.

Keywords

fiction film Narrative space literary theory literature media media studies Narrative social science sociology space

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Sandison
    • 1
  • Robert Dingley
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New EnglandAustralia

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