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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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The Uses of Science Fiction

The Uses of Science Fiction

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(p.178) 9 The Uses of Science Fiction
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Locating Science Fiction
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317804.009

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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