Terminal Identity The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction

ISBN-10: 0822313405
ISBN-13: 9780822313403
Edition: 1993
Authors: Scott Bukatman
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 5/20/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

"A major addition to the critical study of science fiction. . . . [Bukatman's] analyses of the tropes and metaphors found in recent SF illuminate key areas of concern for postmodernism generally."--Larry McCaffery, editor of "Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Fiction"

Scott Bukatmanis Professor of Film and Media Studies at Stanford University. He is the author of many books, includingTerminal Identityand, most recently,Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the Twentieth Century.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Terminal Image
Introduction
The Image Addict
The Society of the Spectacle
Cut-ups and White Noise
J. G. Ballard and the Mediascape
The Man Who Fell to Earth - Loving the Alien
The Schizoculture of Philip K. Dick
Superheroes for a New Era
American Flagg! and Nam June Paik
Max Headroom - 20 Minutes into the Future
The Image Virus
The Electronic Nervous System
The Electronic Virus
William Burroughs, the Nova Mob, and the Silence Virus
Burroughs and Cronenberg - Word and Body
Videodrome
Ubik and the Reality Fix
Videodrome - The Death of Representation
Terminal Space
Introduction - Electronic Space
Cyberspace
The Cybernetic (City) State
Blade Runner and Fractal Geography
Cyberpunk
Neuromancer
The Production of Cyberspace
Paraspace
The Paraspaces of Science Fiction
Worlds in Collision
Urban Zones and Cyber Zones
Return to Paraspace (Into the Quanta)
The SF Text as Paraspace
Coda - Baudrillard in the Zone
Terminal Penetration
Narrative and Virtual Realities
Fun in Cyberspace
Jacking in
"True Names"
Cyberspace Cowboys - Kinetic Urban Subjects
Cyberspace and the Omnipotence of Thoughts
A Tactics of Kinesis
TRON - Cinema in Cyberspace
There's Always . . . Tomorrowland
Terminal Flesh
Introduction
Lifestyles of the Electronically Enhanced
The Persistence of Memory
Cyberpunks with a Plan
Terminal Cyborgs
Into the Plasma Pool
The Extrusion of the Flesh
Alien
The Fly
Blood Music
Schismatrix - Living in the Posthuman Solar System
Bataille and the New Flesh
Cosmic Continuity
Panic Subjects in the Machine Civilization
Buttonheads, Wireheads, and Charge Addicts
Antibodies
Boys' Toys from Hell
Crash
Limbo
Techno-Surrealism
Terminal Resistance/Cyborg Acceptance
Terminal Resistance
The Armored Body (and the Armored Arnold)
Feminist Resistance and a Romance Novel for Cyborgs
Cyborg Acceptance
The End of Eden
The Body without Organs
Conclusion
Notes
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

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