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Irish science fiction, Jack Fennell

Label
Irish science fiction
Title
Irish science fiction
Statement of responsibility
Jack Fennell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • engiri
  • eng
Summary
'Irish Science Fiction' revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars: namely, that science fictions can be understood in terms of myth. Science Fiction springs from pseudoscience rather than "proper" science, because pseudoscience is more easily converted into narrative; in this book it is argued that different cultures produce distinct pseudosciences, and thus, unique science fiction traditions. Fennell's innovative framework is used to examine Irish science fiction from the 1850s to the present day, covering material written both in Irish and English. Considering science fiction novels and short stories in their historical context, 'Irish Science Fiction' analyses a body of literature that has been largely ignored by Irish literature researchers. This is the first book to focus exclusively on Irish science fiction, and the first to consider Irish-language stories and novels alongside works published in English. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1983-
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Fennell, Jack
Index
index present
Language note
Text mostly in English, with some quotations in Irish
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Liverpool science fiction texts and studies
Series volume
48
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  • Science fiction, Irish
  • Irish literature
  • Irish literature
  • Irish literature
Label
Irish science fiction, Jack Fennell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-257) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Mad Science and the Empire: Fitz-James O'Brien and Robert Cromie -- 2. "Future War" and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Ireland -- 3. Nationalist Fantasies of the Early Twentieth Century -- 4. States of Emergency: Irish SF during World War II -- 5. The 1960s: Lemass, Modernisation and the Cold War -- 6. The Wrong History: Bob Shaw, James White and the Troubles -- 7. Exotic Doom: The SF of Ian McDonald -- 8. The Dystopian Decades: From Recession to Tiger and Back again -- 9. The Shape of Irish SF to come -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn879529126
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 264 p.
Isbn
9781781381199
Label
Irish science fiction, Jack Fennell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-257) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Mad Science and the Empire: Fitz-James O'Brien and Robert Cromie -- 2. "Future War" and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Ireland -- 3. Nationalist Fantasies of the Early Twentieth Century -- 4. States of Emergency: Irish SF during World War II -- 5. The 1960s: Lemass, Modernisation and the Cold War -- 6. The Wrong History: Bob Shaw, James White and the Troubles -- 7. Exotic Doom: The SF of Ian McDonald -- 8. The Dystopian Decades: From Recession to Tiger and Back again -- 9. The Shape of Irish SF to come -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn879529126
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 264 p.
Isbn
9781781381199

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