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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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Zombie Death Drive: Between Gothic and Science Fiction

Zombie Death Drive: Between Gothic and Science Fiction

(p.36) 2. Zombie Death Drive: Between Gothic and Science Fiction
Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010

Fred Botting

Liverpool University Press

This chapter introduces introduces and defines zombies in relation to the genre of Gothic science fiction. It notes that the presence of zombies in published texts can be associated with its popularity in philosophical discussions. The chapter cites sample writings in this specific genre and further states that zombies only intensify the dissolution, figures of economic, technological and social obsolescence.

Keywords:   zombies, philosophical discussions, economic obsolescence, technological and social obsolescence

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