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Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles: Contesting the Road in American Science Fiction

Jeremy Withers


Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles is the first book to examine the history of representations of the automobile and of marginalized transportation technologies such as the bicycle throughout the history of American science fiction. With chapters ranging from ones on the early science fiction of the pulp magazine era of the 1920s and 1930s, on up to chapters on the postcyberpunk of the 1990s and more recent science fiction media of the 2000s such as web television, zines, and comics, this book argues that science fiction by and large perceives the car as anything but a marvelous invention of m ... More

Keywords: automobile, car, bicycle, transportation, science fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621754
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Withers, author