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Deconstructing the StarshipsScience, Fiction and Reality$
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Gwyneth Jones

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237839

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.001.0001

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The Boys Want to be with the Boys: Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash

The Boys Want to be with the Boys: Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash

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Deconstructing the Starships

Gwyneth Jones


In this chapter, Jones reviews Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash. She discusses the significance of associating cyberspace with science fiction and argues against using the ‘played out’ techniques of using suburban family values and hero vs. villain narratives into modern science fiction texts.

Keywords:   English Literature, Literary Criticism, Science Fiction, Fantasy Writing, 20th Century Literature, Contemporary Literature, Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash

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