Science Fiction and the Two Cultures : Essays on Bridging the Gap Between the Sciences and the Humanities

Description

Essays in this volume demonstrate how science fiction can serve as a bridge between science and the humanities. Essays are arranged chronologically and form a historical survey of science fiction, showing how early writers like Dante and Mary Shelley revealed a gradual shift toward a genuine understanding of science; how H.G. Wells first showed the possibilities of a literature that could combine scientific and humanistic perspectives; how writers influenced by Gernsback's ideas, like Isaac Asimov, illustrated the ways that literature could interact with science and assist in its progress; and how more recent writers offer critiques of science and its practitioners.

Details

Author(s)
Gary Westfahl, George Slusser
Format
Paperback | 290 pages
Dimensions
149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
Publication date
07 Jul 2009
Publisher
McFarland & Co Inc
Publication City/Country
Jefferson, NC, United States
Language
English
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ISBN10
0786442972
ISBN13
9780786442973
Bestsellers rank
1,240,392