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Science Fiction and Empire


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Introduction 1. The Self and Representations of the Other in Science Fiction 2. Resistance Is Futile: Silencing and Cultural Appropriation 3. The word for world Is Forest: Metaphor and Empire in Science Fiction 4. Things Fall Apart: Relativity, Distance and the Periphery 5. Moments of Empire: Perceptions of Lasswitz and Wells 6. Exoticising the Future: American greats 7. The Shape of Things to Come: Homo futuris and the Imperial Project 8. A Postcolonial Imagination: kim Stanley Robinson's Mars 9. Beyond Empire: Meta-empire and Postcoloniality Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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Patricia Kerslake is Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Central Queensland University and a contributor to 'The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy'.


Science Fiction and Empire is thought-provoking and insightful, ... the kind of large-scale postcolonial work that sf has needed for quite some time.

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