Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of How Science Fiction Conquered the World

ISBN-10: 0684859785

ISBN-13: 9780684859781

Edition: 2000

Authors: Thomas M. Disch

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Disch's pragmatic approach to science fiction and its impact on modern life provides a disturbing meditation on the triumph of the genre over rationality and the expiring culture we inhabit in the late 20th century.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 7/5/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Thomas Disch was a popular & prolific poet, playwright, essayist, & novelist. He is the author of many works of science fiction & the poetry collections "Dark verses & Light" & "Yes, Let's: New & Selected Poems".

Contents
Introduction
The Right to Lie
Poe, Our Embarrassing Ancestor
From the Earth to the Moon -- In 101 Years
How Science Fiction Defused the Bomb
Star Trek, or the Future as a Lifestyle
Can Girls Play Too? Feminizing Science Fiction
When You Wish Upon a Star -- Science Fiction as a Religion
Republicans on Mars -- Science Fiction as Military Strategy
The Third World and Other Alien Nations
The Future of an Illusion -- Science Fiction Beyond the Year 2000
Notes And References
Acknowledgments
Index
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