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Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction

Suvin, Darko

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ISBN 10: 0873383567 / ISBN 13: 9780873383561
Published by Kent State Univ Pr, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Positions and Presuppositions in Science ...

Publisher: Kent State Univ Pr, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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In this major survey of theoretical aspects and contemporary authors of science fiction, one of its formost investigators argues for a radically new approach. For Darko Suvin, science fiction writings are neither prophecy nor the folklore of technology, but at their best parables for our times. Suvin lays the foundations for understanding their narrative logic and ideological horizons, and then examines a crucial group of modern authors. These comprise the diverging stances of Asimov, Le Guin and Dick in the USA, Yerfremov and the Strugatskys in the USSR, and Lem and the Brauns in Central Europe. The book culminates in a discussion of science fiction as metaphor, applied to a text by Cordwainer Smith as the bad conscience of Reaganism.

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