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Includes the name: ed. Donald M. Hassler

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Dreamsnake (1978) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,889 eksemplarer
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
When the Black Lotus Blooms (1990) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1937-01-03
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Relationer
Hassler, Sue Strong (spouse)

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I absolutely love Machen's fiction, and am reading his letters with pleasure.
 
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thegreyhermit | Jul 23, 2021 |
If I've counted right, this book collects twenty-three essays about "political science fiction." If that sounds like a broad thing to you, as isn't nearly all science fiction political the moment it imagines a different social world, then think of it as being about politics in science fiction. Of course, like any book of this type, some are good, and some are not good. Of the twenty-one essays, there are ten I recorded no notes for, which is its own sort of indictment. But here are some things of note I did record:
  • I liked Lisa Yaszek's "Not Lost in Space: Revising the Politics of Cold War Womanhood in Judith Merril's Science Fiction," especially for its discussion of the link between apocalypse and the peaceful/rational future.
  • Darko Suvin is always thought-provoking, and though his essay has the cumbersome title of "Of Starship Troopers and Refuseniks: War and Militarism in U.S. Science Fiction, Part I (1945-1974: Fordism)," his points about the way the military dominates technoscience and technoscience dominates the military, and how this plays out in science fiction, are well-taken. I also liked his argument that both Ursula K. Le Guin and Joe Haldeman refusre the "linear time of progress" (135).
  • Doug Davis's "Science Fiction Narratives of Mass Destruction and the Politics of National Security" argues that even anti-war sf relies on some of the same assumptions as militarism.
The book also reminded me, as often happens but I haven't yet acted upon, that I should read Iain M. Banks's Culture novels and China Miéville's Bas-Lag novels.
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Bruce L. Rockwood Contributor
Mark Decker Contributor
Doug Davis Contributor
Henry Farrell Contributor
Peter R. Bergethon Contributor
Lisa Yaszek Contributor
Carter Kaplan Contributor
Thomas Michaud Contributor
Carl Freedman Contributor
Fred Erisman Contributor
Darko Suvin Contributor
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Værker
15
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4
Medlemmer
71
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
2
ISBN
23

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