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Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010$
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Sara Wasson and Emily Alder

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317071

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846319785

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date: 21 July 2018

In the Zone: Topologies of Genre Weirdness

In the Zone: Topologies of Genre Weirdness

Chapter:
(p.21) 1. In the Zone: Topologies of Genre Weirdness
Source:
Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010
Author(s):

Roger Luckhurst

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0002

This chapter states states that science fiction projects a future by the rational extrapolation of the present: it is thus a critical, potentially utopian, but always political genre. The chapter looks into some Gothic science fiction writings and further discusses the hybridity and the spatial zones of the genre.

Keywords:   science ficion, Gothic science fiction, hybridity, spatial zones

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