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Imagining Apocalypse
By David Seed

Imagining Apocalypse

Studies in Cultural Crisis

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Imagining Apocalypse by David Seed

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This volume brings together essays by specialists in different disciplines on the cultural expression of apocalypse, in particular in anglophone science fiction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Approaching these works from historical, philosophical, linguistic and literary perspectives, the contributors examine the relationship between secular and spiritual apocalypse, connecting the fiction and films to their historical moment. Not surprisingly, war recurs throughout this material, as a critical turning-point, fulfilment of prophecy, or prelude to a new age. In particular the essays explore the issue of whether modern apocalypse is seen as an ending or a beginning, considered under its political, ethnic and gendered aspects. Among the writers covered are H. G. Wells, Olaf Stapledon and such contemporary figures as Michael Moorcock, J. G. Ballard and Storm Constantine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312222796
ISBN-10: 0312222793
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 249
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction by David Seed Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (June 2011)

David Seed examines how science fiction has emerged as a popular genre of literature in the 20th century, and discusses it in relation to themes such as science and technology, space, aliens, utopias, and gender. Looking at some of the most influential writers of the genre he also considers the wider social and political issues it raises.

Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction by David Seed Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction, Hardback (October 2009)

Features a wide-ranging series of essays by American, British, and European specialists in a variety of literary fields Written in an approachable and accessible style Covers both classic literary figures and contemporary novelists Provides extensive suggestions for further reading at the end of each essay.

Companion to Science Fiction by David Seed Companion to Science Fiction, Paperback (May 2008)

A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. It conveys the scale and variety of science fiction and also shows how science fiction novels have been used as a means of debating cultural issues.

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Author Biography - David Seed

David Seed is Reader in English at Liverpool University.

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