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The Resource Frontiers past and future : science fiction and the American West, Carl Abbott

Frontiers past and future : science fiction and the American West, Carl Abbott

Label
Frontiers past and future : science fiction and the American West
Title
Frontiers past and future
Title remainder
science fiction and the American West
Statement of responsibility
Carl Abbott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Will the settlement of Mars prove much different from the settlement of the West? Look to science fiction master Kim Stanley Robinson for ideas; then turn to historian Carl Abbott for further insights." "Over the last half-century, science fiction has witnessed increasing complexity in its treatments of future homesteading, community building, mining, and other themes familiar to western historians. Considering these common threads, this is the first book to explore the ways that science fiction writers have drawn directly on narratives of the American West to frame their visions of the future."
  • "Abbott offers a fruitful new way to read science fiction, one that also greatly enriches our understanding of western history and its impact on our collective imagination. Detailing the overlap of science fiction and western fiction - especially relating to their mutual interest in and concerns about frontier expansionism - he reveals an unsuspected common ground that informs the writings of both camps." "Reviewing the work of many Hugo and Nebula Award winners, as well as drawing upon popular film and television series (like the Buck Rogers serials), Abbott's study journeys across the far reaches of science fiction's universe."
  • "Abbott's study shows us how the ways we remember the past greatly influence our ability to imagine multiple futures - in distant universes that appear very strange and yet utterly familiar. Frontiers Past and Future boldly goes where no historian has gone before and rewards us with new insights into our probable pasts and possible futures."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbott, Carl
Dewey number
813/.0876209
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S35
LC item number
A23 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction, American
  • Alternative histories (Fiction), American
  • American fiction
  • Western stories
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Literature and history
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Frontiers past and future : science fiction and the American West, Carl Abbott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Information everywhere: Pacific destinies in the twenty-first century
  • Bigger than Texas! Americans, our Wests, and science fiction
  • Introduction:
  • Launching pads
  • Never final frontiers
  • Beyond Alaska: Sourdoughs, Lunies, Belters, and other tough guys
  • Science projects
  • Johnny Appleseed, John Wayne, and homesteading on the extraterrestrial frontier
  • Frontier democracy
  • On the urban edge
Control code
61748277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780700614301
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005027616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Frontiers past and future : science fiction and the American West, Carl Abbott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Information everywhere: Pacific destinies in the twenty-first century
  • Bigger than Texas! Americans, our Wests, and science fiction
  • Introduction:
  • Launching pads
  • Never final frontiers
  • Beyond Alaska: Sourdoughs, Lunies, Belters, and other tough guys
  • Science projects
  • Johnny Appleseed, John Wayne, and homesteading on the extraterrestrial frontier
  • Frontier democracy
  • On the urban edge
Control code
61748277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780700614301
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005027616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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