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Title SciFi in the mind's eye : reading science through science fiction / edited by Margret Grebowicz
Published Chicago : Open Court, [2007]


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Description xx, 323 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Race through the alpha quadrant : species and destiny on Star Trek / Harvey Cormier -- The island of Dr. Moreau : interpretation of images of race and species / Naomi Zack -- It's in the meat : science, fiction, and the politics of ignorance / Nancy McHugh -- How to do things with ideas / L. Timmel Duchamp -- Pygmalion's legacy : cyborg women in science fiction / Janet Vertesi -- Tepper's republic : feminist separatism and the question of essence / Edrie Sobstyl -- Clone mothers and others : uncanny families / Stephanie S. Turner -- Embodying change : (r)evolutionary theories of an alien synthesis / Tess Williams -- Identity and SF : story as science and fiction / Nicola Griffith -- Sciencepunk : the influence of informed science fiction on virtual reality research / Jeremy N. Bailenson ... [et al.] -- Fictitious contagions : computer viruses in the science fiction of the 1970s / Jussi Parikka -- After the end of the world : critiques of technology in post-apocalypse literature / Andrew Pavelich -- Ethics, science, and science fiction / Nancy Kress -- Modest witnesses? feminist stories of science in fiction and theory / Helen Merrick -- Cracking the code : genomics in documented fantasies and fantastic documentaries / Marina Levina -- Knowing, being, and the reality police : science fiction as science studies / Dennis Desroches -- Between garlic and eternity : fragments from an interview with Stanisław Lem / Ewa Lipska -- Cognitive constraints on imagining other worlds / E. Thomas Lawson -- After the space age : science, fiction, and possibility / Martin Parker -- Learning from Ender's game : childhood, education, and war / Margret Grebowicz
Summary What do early Star Trek episodes have to say about race? Is post-apocalyptic literature about the dangers of technology mere entertainment, or a harbinger of things to come? This entertaining, enlightening collection brings together scholars and science fiction writers to discuss these questions and more. The essays examine how science fiction informs and inspires scientific research while breakthroughs in modern science spur authors on to more cutting-edge and exhilarating narratives. The invigorating technological discussions are highly informative, yet accessible to all readers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Literature and science.
Science and the arts.
Science -- Social aspects.
Science -- Social aspects -- United States.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Science fiction, American
Author Grebowicz, Margret, 1973-
LC no. 2007021257
ISBN 9780812696301 trade pbk. alkaline paper
0812696301 trade pbk. alkaline paper
Other Titles Sci-fi in the mind's eye