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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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The Superheated, Superdense Prose of David Conway: Gender and Subjectivity beyond The Starry Wisdom

The Superheated, Superdense Prose of David Conway: Gender and Subjectivity beyond The Starry Wisdom

Chapter:
(p.133) 8. The Superheated, Superdense Prose of David Conway: Gender and Subjectivity beyond The Starry Wisdom
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Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010
Author(s):

Mark P. Williams

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0009

This chapter offers a literary criticism of David Conway's horror novel Metal Sushi. It discusses the corruption in the genre of Gothic science fiction and examines the cultural allusion, story and intertextual references in form of detective narratives and the New Weird. The chapter further notes that the genre could inspire change in the gender models as well as in the shifting socio-economic realities.

Keywords:   David Conway, horror novel, Metal Sushi, Gothic science fiction, cultural allusion, detective narratives, New Weird

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