9780190228330-0190228334-Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (Classical Presences)

Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (Classical Presences)

ISBN-13: 9780190228330
ISBN-10: 0190228334
Edition: 1
Author: Rogers, Brett M
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190228330
ISBN-10: 0190228334
Edition: 1
Author: Rogers, Brett M
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rogers, Brett M wrote Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (Classical Presences) comprising 400 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190228334 and 9780190228330. Since then Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (Classical Presences) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of ongoing debate, science fiction reveals much about the roles played by ancient classics in modern times. Classical Traditions in Science Fiction is the first collection in English dedicated to the study of science fiction as a site of classical receptions, offering a much-needed mapping of that important cultural and intellectual terrain.

This volume discusses a wide variety of representative examples from both classical antiquity and the past four hundred years of science fiction, beginning with science fiction's "rosy-fingered dawn" and moving toward the other-worldly literature of the present day. As it makes its way through the eras of science fiction, Classical Traditions in Science Fiction exposes the many levels on which science fiction engages the ideas of the ancient world, from minute matters of language and structure to the larger thematic and philosophical concerns.

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