Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction conquered the World by Thomas M. Disch

Disch traces Sci-Fi's phenomenal growth from the supernatural tales of Edgar Allen Poe to the utopian dreams and technological nightmares of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, to today when it has become a multi-billion dollar global entertainment industry. While he highlights the genre's predictive successes, he emphasises its cultural role as both a lens and a medium for the very rapid changes driven by modern technology. Disch traces sci-fi's role in all aspects of modern life and explains how it has become a cultural battlefield even helping us to adjust to new social realities. But Disch is also highly critical of the genre and sees its darker expression in the appearance of suicidal UFO cults. Behind the spaceships and aliens, Disch reveals the blueprints of the dizzying postmodern future we have already begun to inhabit.

Buy The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction conquered the World by Thomas M. Disch from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780684859781
ISBN-10: 0684859785
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction conquered the World by Thomas M. Disch

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction conquered the World book by Thomas M. Disch and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Thomas M. Disch

Thomas M. Disch is the author of such classic works of science fiction as CAMP CONCENTRATION, 334, BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER and ON WINGS OF SONG, all of which are cited in David Pringle's SCIENCE FICTION: 100 BEST NOVELS.

Books By Thomas M. Disch

Sub by Thomas M. Disch
Paperback, September 2010
$17.99
Businessman by Thomas M. Disch
Paperback, September 2010
$17.99
M.D by Thomas M. Disch
Paperback, September 2010
$17.99
Priest by Thomas M. Disch
Paperback, September 2010
$17.99