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Plants in Science Fiction : Speculative Vegetation

By: Bishop, Katherine E.(Edited by) Higgins, David(Edited by) Maatta, Jerry(Edited by)

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Part of the New Dimensions in Science Fiction series
1786835592 / 9781786835598
Published 15/05/2020
United Kingdom
138 x 216 mm 272 pages, No
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Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film.

John Wyndham's triffids, Algernon Blackwood's willows and Han Kang's sprouting woman are just a few examples.

Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors - but in many ways they remain opaque.

The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today.

Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large - questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.


APFA Film theory & criticism, DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, FL Science fiction

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