Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism

Beyond the Golden Rule
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ISBN-13:
9781137367631
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
232
Autor:
E. Gomel
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PDF
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eBook
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a range of texts including classic novels of alien encounter by H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein; recent blockbusters by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and Sheri Tepper; and experimental science fiction by Peter Watts and Housuke Nojiri.
Acknowledgements Preface Introduction: Why Do We Need Aliens? PART I: CONFRONTATION 1. 'The Force That Gives Us Meaning': Alien Invasion and Search for Redemption 2. Idylls of the Same: Soviet SF, Cosmic Humanism, and Escape from History PART II: ASSIMILATION 3. The Contagion of Posthumanity: Alien Infestation and the Paradox of Subjectivity 4. Human Skins, Alien Masks: Allegories of Postcolonial Guilt PART III: TRANSFORMATION 5. The Human Trinity: What Makes Us Other? 6. Stanislaw Lem and the Holocaust of Humanism Conclusion Bibliography Index
Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a range of texts including classic novels of alien encounter by H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein; recent blockbusters by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and Sheri Tepper; and experimental science fiction by Peter Watts and Housuke Nojiri.

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