Dark Horizons: Science Fiction and the Dystopian Imagination

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Tom Moylan, Raffaella Baccolini
Routledge, Dec 2, 2013 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Contents

Introduction Dystopia and Histories
1
OptimismPessimism and UtopiaDystopia
13
2 Genre Blending and the Critical Dystopia
29
Suzy McKee Charnass Holdfast Series
47
Pat Cadigans Networks
69
5 Posthuman Bodies and Agency in Octavia Butlers Xenogenesis
91
Memory and Historical Reconciliation in Ursula K Le Guins
113
State Agency and Dystopia in Kim Stanley Robinsons Antarctica and Ursula K Le Guins The Telling
135
Naturalism and Dystopia in Fight Club and Ghost Dog
167
10 Theses on Dystopia 2001
187
Slavery and Its Others
203
A Note on the Costs of Eutopia
225
Conclusion Critical Dystopia and Possibilities
233
Notes on Contributors
251
Index
255
Copyright

8 Unmasking the Real? Critique and Utopia in Recent SF Films
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About the author (2013)

Tom Moylan is Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing at the University of Limerick. He is author of Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia and Demand the Impossible: Science Fiction and the Utopian Imagination (Routledge), and coeditor of Not Yet: Reconsidering Ernst Bloch.
Raffaella Baccolini is Associate Professor of English at the University of Bologna.

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