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Locating Science Fiction$
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Andrew Milner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318429

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317804

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Science Fiction and Dystopia

Science Fiction and Dystopia

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(p.115) 6 Science Fiction and Dystopia
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Locating Science Fiction
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317804.006

This chapter examines the relationship between science fiction (SF) and dystopia. It discusses the antipathy to dystopia; the strange case of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four; science fiction as a generic context; and an ideal typology of possible solutions to the problem of ending in dystopian SF.

Keywords:   science fiction, dystopia, Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

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