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The Resource Anticipations : essays on early science fiction and its precursors, edited by David Seed

Anticipations : essays on early science fiction and its precursors, edited by David Seed

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Anticipations : essays on early science fiction and its precursors
Title
Anticipations
Title remainder
essays on early science fiction and its precursors
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edited by David Seed
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume of essays examines early, primarily nineteenth-century, examples of science fiction. The essays focus particularly on how this fiction engages with such contemporary issues as exploration, the development of science and social planning. Several of the writers discussed (Mary Shelley, Poe, Verne, Wells) have been proposed by literary historians as the founders of science fiction. The aim in these essays, however, is not to privilege one individual, but rather to look at the gradual convergence of a number of different genres and at the process of continuing influence of one writer on his/her successor. The collection strikes a balance between a discussion of the established names within the field and less well known works such as Symzonia and The Battle of Dorking. The volume concludes with a consideration of the utopias and dystopias of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Seed, David
Series statement
Utopianism and communitarianism
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  • Science fiction, English
  • Science fiction, American
  • Literature and science
  • Science fiction, French
  • Voyages, Imaginary
  • Literature and science
  • Utopias in literature
  • Literary form
  • Voyages, Imaginary
Label
Anticipations : essays on early science fiction and its precursors, edited by David Seed
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Publication
Note
"First published 1995 by Liverpool University Press ... United Kingdom"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Able mechanick' : the life and the adventures of Peter Wilkins and the eighteenth-century fantastic voyage / Paul Baines -- Science fiction by gaslight : an introduction to English-language science fiction in the nineteenth century / Edward James -- Frankenstein and the origins of science fiction / Brian Stableford -- From Mary Shelley to The war of the worlds : the Thames Valley catastrophe / Patrick Parrinder -- Breaking the bounds : the rhetoric of limits in the works of Edgar Allan Poe, his contemporaries and adaptors / David Seed -- Verne's amazing journeys / M. Hammerton -- Imagining the future : predictive fiction in the nineteenth-century / Brian Nellist -- Imagination and inversion in nineteenth-century utopian writing / Simon Dentith -- Prediction, programme and fantasy in Jack London's the Iron heel / Tony Barley -- Alien dreams : Kipling / Stephen R.L. Clark -- Lesbians and virgins : the new motherhood in Herland / Val Gough
Control code
31434708
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Syracuse University Press ed.
Extent
xvi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780815626329
Isbn Type
(cl)
Lccn
94043054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1659197
Label
Anticipations : essays on early science fiction and its precursors, edited by David Seed
Publication
Note
"First published 1995 by Liverpool University Press ... United Kingdom"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Able mechanick' : the life and the adventures of Peter Wilkins and the eighteenth-century fantastic voyage / Paul Baines -- Science fiction by gaslight : an introduction to English-language science fiction in the nineteenth century / Edward James -- Frankenstein and the origins of science fiction / Brian Stableford -- From Mary Shelley to The war of the worlds : the Thames Valley catastrophe / Patrick Parrinder -- Breaking the bounds : the rhetoric of limits in the works of Edgar Allan Poe, his contemporaries and adaptors / David Seed -- Verne's amazing journeys / M. Hammerton -- Imagining the future : predictive fiction in the nineteenth-century / Brian Nellist -- Imagination and inversion in nineteenth-century utopian writing / Simon Dentith -- Prediction, programme and fantasy in Jack London's the Iron heel / Tony Barley -- Alien dreams : Kipling / Stephen R.L. Clark -- Lesbians and virgins : the new motherhood in Herland / Val Gough
Control code
31434708
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Syracuse University Press ed.
Extent
xvi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780815626329
Isbn Type
(cl)
Lccn
94043054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1659197

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