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The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

Thomas M. Disch
3.7/5 (474 ratings)
From one of science fiction's most acclaimed novelists comes this engrossing journey through the books, movies, and television programs that have shaped our perspective of both the present and the future. In an uncompromising, often irreverent survey of the genre from Edgar Allan Poe to Philip K. Dick to Star Trek, Thomas M. Disch analyzes science fiction's impact on technological innovation, fashion, lifestyle, military strategy, the media, and much more.
An illuminating look at the art of science fiction , as well as a work of pointed literary and cultural criticism, The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of reveals how this "pulp genre" has captured the popular imagination while transforming the physical and social world in which we live.
Language
English
Pages
272
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Free Press
Release
July 05, 2000
ISBN
0684859785
ISBN 13
9780684859781

The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World

Thomas M. Disch
3.7/5 (474 ratings)
From one of science fiction's most acclaimed novelists comes this engrossing journey through the books, movies, and television programs that have shaped our perspective of both the present and the future. In an uncompromising, often irreverent survey of the genre from Edgar Allan Poe to Philip K. Dick to Star Trek, Thomas M. Disch analyzes science fiction's impact on technological innovation, fashion, lifestyle, military strategy, the media, and much more.
An illuminating look at the art of science fiction , as well as a work of pointed literary and cultural criticism, The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of reveals how this "pulp genre" has captured the popular imagination while transforming the physical and social world in which we live.
Language
English
Pages
272
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Free Press
Release
July 05, 2000
ISBN
0684859785
ISBN 13
9780684859781

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