Anticipations

Essays on Early Science Fiction and its Precursors

Edited by David Seed

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ISBN: 9780853234180

Publication: May 1, 1995

Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 2

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The essays in this book focus particularly on how early SF engages with such contemporary issues as exploration, the development of science and social planning. Although written by academics, this book is cast in an accessible style, avoiding the use of theoretical jargon.

David Seed is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool. He is the editor of (with Susan Castillo) American Travel and Empire (LUP, 2009) and author of Cinematic Fictions (LUP, 2009).

Contributors Note Preface – David Seed ‘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 Index

... one of the finest studies of early SF I’ve seen in recent years.
Gary K. Wolfe   Locus

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

244 Pages

ISBN: 9780853234180

Publication: May 1, 1995

Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 2

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