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The Resource Green planets : ecology and science fiction, edited by Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson

Green planets : ecology and science fiction, edited by Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson

Label
Green planets : ecology and science fiction
Title
Green planets
Title remainder
ecology and science fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary visions of the future have been shaped by hopes and fears about the effects of human technology and global capitalism on the natural world. In an era of climate change, mass extinction, and oil shortage, such visions have become increasingly catastrophic, even apocalyptic. Exploring the close relationship between science fiction, ecology, and environmentalism, the essays in Green Planets consider how science fiction writers have been working through this crisis. Beginning with H. G. Wells and passing through major twentieth-century writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, Stanislaw Lem, and Thomas Disch to contemporary authors like Margaret Atwood, China Miéville, and Paolo Bacigalupi{u2014}as well as recent blockbuster films like Avatar and District 9{u2014}the essays in Green Planets consider the important place for science fiction in a culture that now seems to have a very uncertain future. The book includes an extended interview with Kim Stanley Robinson and an annotated list for further exploration of 2ecological SF3 and related works of fiction, nonfiction, films, television, comics, children{u2019}s cartoons, anime, video games, music, and more. Contributors include Christina Alt, Brent Bellamy, Sabine Höhler, Adeline Johns-Putra, Melody Jue, Rob Latham, Andrew Milner, Timothy Morton, Eric C. Otto, Michael Page, Christopher Palmer, Gib Prettyman, Elzette Steenkamp, Imre Szeman. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809.3/876209336
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3433.6
LC item number
.G74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Canavan, Gerry
  • Robinson, Kim Stanley
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  • Science fiction
  • Ecofiction
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Science fiction
  • Ecofiction
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
Label
Green planets : ecology and science fiction, edited by Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
862349309
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780819574268
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014001764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862349309
Label
Green planets : ecology and science fiction, edited by Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
862349309
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780819574268
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014001764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862349309

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