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The Resource Irish science fiction, Jack Fennell

Irish science fiction, Jack Fennell

Label
Irish science fiction
Title
Irish science fiction
Statement of responsibility
Jack Fennell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Irish Science Fiction revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars - namely, that science fiction can be understood in terms of myth. Science fiction springs from pseudo-science rather than 'proper' science, because pseudo-science is more easily converted into narrative; in this book it is argued that different cultures produce distinct pseudo-sciences, and thus, unique science fiction traditions. Fennell's innovative framework is used to examine Irish science fiction from the 1850s to the present day, covering material written both in Irish and in English. Considering science fiction novels and short stories in their historical context, Irish Science Fiction analyses a body of literature that has largely been ignored by Irish literature researchers. This is the first book to focus exclusively on Irish science fiction, and the first to consider Irish-language stories and novels alongside works published in English. -- Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
NLE
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1983-
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Fennell, Jack
Dewey number
823.08762
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR830.S35
LC item number
F46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Liverpool science fiction texts and studies
Series volume
48
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction, English
  • Science fiction, Irish
  • English fiction
Label
Irish science fiction, Jack Fennell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 5.
  • The 1960s : Lemass, modernization and the Cold War
  • 6.
  • The Wrong history : Bob Shaw, James White and the Troubles
  • 7.
  • Exotic Doom : the SF of Ian McDonald
  • 8.
  • The Dystopian decades : from Recession to Tiger and back again
  • 9.
  • The Shape of Irish SF to come
  • 1.
  • Mad science and the Empire : Fitz-James O'Brien and Robert Cromie
  • 2.
  • 'Future War' and gender in nineteenth-century Ireland
  • 3.
  • Nationalist fantasies of the early twentieth century
  • 4.
  • States of emergency : Irish SF During World War II
Control code
898058005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781781381199
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898058005
Label
Irish science fiction, Jack Fennell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 5.
  • The 1960s : Lemass, modernization and the Cold War
  • 6.
  • The Wrong history : Bob Shaw, James White and the Troubles
  • 7.
  • Exotic Doom : the SF of Ian McDonald
  • 8.
  • The Dystopian decades : from Recession to Tiger and back again
  • 9.
  • The Shape of Irish SF to come
  • 1.
  • Mad science and the Empire : Fitz-James O'Brien and Robert Cromie
  • 2.
  • 'Future War' and gender in nineteenth-century Ireland
  • 3.
  • Nationalist fantasies of the early twentieth century
  • 4.
  • States of emergency : Irish SF During World War II
Control code
898058005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781781381199
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898058005

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