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Author McCracken-Flesher, Caroline
Title Scotland as Science Fiction
Imprint Cranbury : Bucknell University Press, 2011
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Series Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures
Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures
Note Intro -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Scotland's Fantastic Physics: Energy Transformation in MacDonald, Stevenson, Barrie, and Spark -- The Other Otherworld: Didactic Fantasy from MacDonald and Lindsay to 
J. Leslie Mitchell -- Allegory and Cruelty: Gray's Lanark and Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus -- Speculative Nationality: "Stands Scotland Where it Did?" in the Culture of Iain M. Banks -- Between Enlightenment and the End of History: Ken MacLeod's Engines of Light -- The Cosmic (Cosmo)Polis in Naomi Mitchison's Science Fiction Novels -- Nonviolence, Gender, and Ecology: Margaret Elphinstone's The Incomer and A Sparrow's Flight -- Past and Future Language: 
Matthew Fitt and Iain M. Banks -- Scottish Poetry as Science Fiction: Geddes, MacDiarmid, and Morgan's "A Home in Space" -- Brave New Scotland: Science Fiction without Stereotypes in Fitt and Crumey -- Alba Newton and Alasdair Gray -- Bibliography -- About the Editor and Contributors
Scots like Iain N. Banks and Ken MacLeod lead in a futuristic tradition, for from MacDonald, Barrie, and Stevenson onwards, Scots have been speculating in ways derived from their unique circumstances: lacking political power, they imagine future spaces and different places-with a twist. Nineteenth-century thermodynamics (theorized in Scotland), Celtic Otherworlds, and a Scotland always on the "other side" of history open unusual futures for Mitchison, Spark, Lindsay, Mitchell, MadDiarmid, Morgan, Crumey, Fitt, and Gray
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Link Print version: McCracken-Flesher, Caroline Scotland as Science Fiction Cranbury : Bucknell University Press,c2011 9781611483741
Subject Science fiction, Scottish - History and criticism
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Craig, Cairns
Duncan, Ian
Garrison, John
Harrison, Lisa
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