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Celluloid Scientists: Futures Visualised


Haynes, RD, Celluloid Scientists: Futures Visualised, Histories of the Future: Studies in Fact, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Palgrave Macmillan, A Sandison and R Dingley (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 34-50. ISBN 978-0-333-77641-4 (2000) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4039-1929-8


This collection of interdisciplinary essays examines some of the ways in which writers, artists, film-makers, strategists and political thinkers have imagined the future over the last two centuries. Although a number of contributions discuss 'mainstream' science fiction, the collection's emphasis is not on any single genre, but rather on the ways in which different histories - technological, cultural, military, ideological - generate and inform different modes of speculation about things to come. These histories also disclose that our patterns of expectation are much influenced by our relationship to the past.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:writing, fiction, film, science fiction
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Communication and media studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Haynes, RD (Dr Roslynn Haynes)
ID Code:121761
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-13
Last Modified:2017-10-13

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