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Making Sense of Science Fiction

What is science fiction? A student of fantastic literature would often find one’s object of study scrutinized, as its definitional boundaries do not always cohere with traditional literary standards. Fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction, dystopias and utopias, and to some extent magic realism, among many others, share blurred boundaries as we might often find texts [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:54:24-05:00October 17th, 2018|F18, Gaeid, What is SF|0 Comments

Tech Anxiety & Apocalyptic Paranoia in Post-WW2 Japan: Kobo Abe’s Inter Ice Age 4

The realist mode is all too often deemed “more effective” in its seemingly straightforward conveyance of the ills and concerns of society. In the case of Japan, however, the devastation brought upon by the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945 has bred distrust towards science and society at large, providing an arena for fictionists to [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:38:23-05:00October 3rd, 2018|Essay 2, F18, Gaeid|0 Comments

Making Sense of Science Fiction

What is science fiction? A student of fantastic literature would often find one’s object of study scrutinized, as its definitional boundaries do not always cohere with traditional literary standards. Fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction, dystopias and utopias, and to some extent magic realism, among many others, share blurred boundaries as we might often find texts [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:38:24-05:00September 12th, 2018|F18, Gaeid, What is SF|0 Comments
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