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The Resource Classical traditions in science fiction, edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens

Classical traditions in science fiction, edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens

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Classical traditions in science fiction
Title
Classical traditions in science fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of ongoing debate, science fiction reveals much about the roles played by ancient classics in modern times. Classical Traditions in Science Fiction is the first collection in English dedicated to the study of science fiction as a site of classical receptions, offering a much-needed mapping of that important cultural and intellectual terrain. This volume discusses a wide variety of representative examples from both classical antiquity and the past four hundred years of science fiction, beginning with science fiction's "rosy-fingered dawn" and moving toward the other-worldly literature of the present day. As it makes its way through the eras of science fiction, Classical Traditions in Science Fiction exposes the many levels on which science fiction engages the ideas of the ancient world, from minute matters of language and structure to the larger thematic and philosophical concerns."--Publisher's description
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Rogers, Brett M.
  • Stevens, Benjamin Eldon
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  • Science fiction, American
  • Science fiction, English
  • Science fiction films
  • Science fiction television programs
  • Civilization, Ancient, in literature
  • Classical literature
  • Civilization, Ancient
Label
Classical traditions in science fiction, edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-370) and index
Contents
Introduction: The past is an undiscovered country / Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens -- Part I: SF's rosy-fingered dawn. The lunar setting of Johannes Kepler's Somnium, science fiction's missing link / Dean Swinford ; Lucretius, Lucan, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / Jesse Weiner ; Virgil in Jules Verne's Journey to the center of the earth / Benjamin Eldon Stevens ; Mr. Lucian in suburbia : links between the True history and the First men in the moon / Antony Keen -- Part II: SF "classics". A complex Oedipus : the tragedy of Edward Morbius / Gregory S. Bucher ; Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A canticle for Leibowitz, the great year, and the ages of man / Erik Grayson ; Time and self-referentiality in The Iliad and Frank Herbert's Dune / Joel P. Christensen ; Disability as rhetorical trope in classical myth and Blade runner / Rebecca Raphael -- Part III: Classics in space. Moral and mortal in Star trek : the original series / George Kovacs ; Hybrids and homecomings in The odyssey and Alien resurrection / Brett M. Rogers ; Classical antiquity and western identity in Battlestar Galactica / Vincent Tomasso -- Part IV: Ancient classics for a future generation? Revised Iliadic epiphanies in Dan Simmons' Ilium / Ga襬 Grob{u2974}y ; Refiguring the Roman Empire in The hunger games trilogy / Marian Makins ; Jonathan Hickman's Pax Romana and the end of antiquity / C.W. Marshall -- Suggestions for further reading and viewing / Robert W. Cape, Jr
Control code
ocn864752951
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 380 p
Isbn
9780199988419
Lccn
2013036304
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ill
Label
Classical traditions in science fiction, edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-370) and index
Contents
Introduction: The past is an undiscovered country / Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens -- Part I: SF's rosy-fingered dawn. The lunar setting of Johannes Kepler's Somnium, science fiction's missing link / Dean Swinford ; Lucretius, Lucan, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / Jesse Weiner ; Virgil in Jules Verne's Journey to the center of the earth / Benjamin Eldon Stevens ; Mr. Lucian in suburbia : links between the True history and the First men in the moon / Antony Keen -- Part II: SF "classics". A complex Oedipus : the tragedy of Edward Morbius / Gregory S. Bucher ; Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A canticle for Leibowitz, the great year, and the ages of man / Erik Grayson ; Time and self-referentiality in The Iliad and Frank Herbert's Dune / Joel P. Christensen ; Disability as rhetorical trope in classical myth and Blade runner / Rebecca Raphael -- Part III: Classics in space. Moral and mortal in Star trek : the original series / George Kovacs ; Hybrids and homecomings in The odyssey and Alien resurrection / Brett M. Rogers ; Classical antiquity and western identity in Battlestar Galactica / Vincent Tomasso -- Part IV: Ancient classics for a future generation? Revised Iliadic epiphanies in Dan Simmons' Ilium / Ga襬 Grob{u2974}y ; Refiguring the Roman Empire in The hunger games trilogy / Marian Makins ; Jonathan Hickman's Pax Romana and the end of antiquity / C.W. Marshall -- Suggestions for further reading and viewing / Robert W. Cape, Jr
Control code
ocn864752951
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 380 p
Isbn
9780199988419
Lccn
2013036304
Other physical details
ill

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