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The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World - Thomas M. Disch
The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World
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From one of science fiction's most acclaimed novelists comes this engrossing journey through the books, movies, and television programs that have shaped our perspective of both the present and the future. In an uncompromising, often irreverent survey of the genre from Edgar Allan Poe to Philip K.... show more
From one of science fiction's most acclaimed novelists comes this engrossing journey through the books, movies, and television programs that have shaped our perspective of both the present and the future. In an uncompromising, often irreverent survey of the genre from Edgar Allan Poe to Philip K. Dick to Star Trek, Thomas M. Disch analyzes science fiction's impact on technological innovation, fashion, lifestyle, military strategy, the media, and much more. An illuminating look at the art of science fiction (with a practitioner's insight into craft), as well as a work of pointed literary and cultural criticism, The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of reveals how this "pulp genre" has captured the popular imagination while transforming the physical and social world in which we live.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684859781 (0684859785)
ASIN: 684859785
Publisher: Free Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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4.0 The DREAMS OUR STUFF IS MADE OF: HOW SCIENCE FICTION CONQUERED THE WORLD
Disch was one of the darker geniuses of the SF field. He had a rare gift for being funny and depressing at the same time. In this book he looks at the history of science fiction. He offers some unique insights, but there is an air about it of someone who learned how the magician does his tricks a...
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