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By M. Keith Booker

The technology Fiction Handbook deals a entire and obtainable survey of 1 of the literary world's such a lot attention-grabbing genres.

  • Includes separate ancient surveys of key subgenres together with time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian technological know-how fiction
  • Each subgenre survey comprises an intensive record of appropriate serious readings, suggested novels within the subgenre, and advised movies correct to the subgenre
  • Features entries on a couple of key technology fiction authors and broad dialogue of significant technology fiction novels or sequences
  • Writers and works comprise Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula ok. Le Guin; The conflict of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and lots of more
  • A 'Science Fiction word list' completes this quintessential Handbook

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Marge Piercy, girl on the fringe of Time (1976). Ayn Rand, Anthem (1938). Joanna Russ, the feminine guy (1975). B. F. Skinner, Walden (1948). Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash (1992). Bruce Sterling, Distraction (1998). Ruthven Todd, Over the Mountain (1939). Kurt Vonnegut Jr. , participant Piano (1952). Annabel Williams-Ellis, to inform the reality ... (1933). Jack Womack, Ambient (1987), Heathern (1990), Elvissey (1993), and Random Acts of mindless Violence (1993). Evgeny Zamyatin, We (1924). remarkable motion pictures Alphaville. Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965. Blade Runner. Dir. Ridley Scott, 1982. Brazil. Dir. Terry Gilliam, 1985. A Clockwork Orange. Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1971. darkish urban. Dir. Alex Proyas, 1998. Equilibrium. Dir. Kurt Wimmer, 2002. Gattaca. Dir. Andrew Niccol, 1997. Logan's Run. Dir. Michael Anderson, 1976. The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). Dirs. Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski, 1999. city. Dir. Fritz Lang, 1927. Minority document. Dir. Steven Spielberg, 2002. Nineteen Eighty-Four. Dir. Michael Radford, 1984. Rollerball. Dir. Norman Jewison, 1975. Silent working. Dir. Douglas Trumbull, 1972. Sleeper. Dir. Woody Allen, 1973. Soylent eco-friendly. Dir. Richard Fleischer, 1973. They reside. Dir. John chippie, 1988. THX 1138. Dir. George Lucas, 1971. overall remember. Dir. Paul Verhoeven, 1990. V for Vendetta. Dir. James McTeigue, 2005. Utopian Fiction Utopian notion makes an attempt to check a society within which a few of the social, political, and financial ills of the true global were solved, leaving a great realm of justice and calmness. All fiction, via projecting a global that's diverse from the genuine, actual one, has a possible utopian part. certainly, the try and think a global greater than our personal has lengthy been well-known as one of the most features of all literature. however, a few works of literature are extra particularly devoted to the projection of utopian visions than are others. there's, in truth, a whole culture of utopian fiction, usually with a powerful technological know-how fiction part, that makes an attempt to check perfect societies, ordinarily some distance faraway from the author's international both temporally or geographically. The culture of utopian fiction dates again at the very least so far as the traditional Greeks, who produced a few utopian works, an important of that is Plato's Republic (380-370 BC), specifically by way of its impact on later utopian writers. the main primary political precept of Plato's excellent republic is rule through an enlightened elite of specifically educated, philosophically minded thinkers, often called the Guardians. This elitism, after all, will be abhorrent to many within the smooth global, as is Plato's tendency to argue that specific freedom may be sacrificed within the curiosity of better happiness for all. This early paintings hence already shows the possibly frustrating nature of all programmatic utopian visions. the subsequent significant contribution to the culture of utopian fiction used to be Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516), the e-book that gave the culture its identify.

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