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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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The Uses of Science Fiction

The Uses of Science Fiction

(p.178) 9 The Uses of Science Fiction
Locating Science Fiction
Liverpool University Press

This chapter addresses the specific question of the possible uses of science fiction (SF), especially the future story, as negative or positive predictors of possible real-world future developments. The discussions cover future stories and futurologies; antipodean utopian fictions; and the novels On the Beach and The Sea and Summer.

Keywords:   science fiction, future story, future developments, On the Beach

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