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Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

David Seed


The subject of this book is that body of fiction which speculates in narrative form about the nature of wars likely to break out in the near or distant future. Although earlier instances occur, the origins of this mode lie primarily in the late nineteenth century but writing about future wars continues to this day with notable fiction on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ranging widely across periods and conflicts real and imagined, and boasting contributions from the late I. F. Clarke, H. Bruce Franklin and Patrick Parrinder, this book explores the fascinating process of interaction betw ... More

Keywords: Iraq, Afghanistan, politics, literature, science fiction, war, Star Wars project, nuclear fiction, Martian invasion, Pax Americana

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846317552
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317224


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David Seed, editor

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