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Liquid Metal - The Science Fiction Film Reader

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Liquid Metal: The Science Fiction Film Reader is the first
extended collection of previously published essays on science
fiction film and television. This Reader brings together a great
number of seminal essays that have opened up the study of science
fiction to serious critical interrogation. It is divided into
eight distinct themed sections and includes important writings by
Susan Sontag, Vivian Sobchack, Steve Neale, J. P. Telotte, Peter
Biskind and Constance Penley amongst others, writing on films such
as Blade Runner, Alien, Star Wars, Total Recall, Them! and The
Thing.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. viii
The Wonder of Science Fictionp. 1
Images of Wonder: The Look of Science Fictionp. 4
'You've Got To Be Fucking Kidding!': Knowledge, Belief and Judgement in Science Fictionp. 11
Sensuous Elaboration: Reason and the Visible in the Science Fiction Filmp. 17
Between Science Fact and Science Fiction: Spielberg's Digital Dinosaurs, Possible Worlds and the New Aesthetic Realismp. 24
Science Fiction's Disaster Imaginationp. 37
The Imagination of Disasterp. 40
Technophobia/Dystopiap. 48
Human Artifice and the Science Fiction Filmp. 57
Dream Girls and Mechanic Panic: Dystopia and its Others in Brazil and Nineteen Eighty-Fourp. 64
Spatial Abyss: The Science Fiction Cityp. 75
Cities on the Edge of Time: The Urban Science Fiction Filmp. 78
Dark City: White Flight and the Urban Science Fiction Film in Postwar Americap. 88
On the Edge of Spaces: Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and Hong Kong's Cityscapep. 98
The Origin of Species: Time Travel and the Primal Scenep. 113
Back to the Future: Oedipus as Time Travellerp. 116
Time Travel, Primal Scene and the Critical Dystopiap. 126
Another Time, Another Space: Modernity, Subjectivity and The Time Machinep. 136
With Eyes Uplifted: Space Aliens as Sky Godsp. 145
Liquid Metal: The Cyborg in Science Fictionp. 155
A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology and Socialist Feminism in the 1980sp. 158
Technophilia: Technology, Representation and the Femininep. 182
Machine as Messiah: Cyborgs, Morphs and the American Body Politicp. 191
Ghosts and Machines: The Technological Bodyp. 205
Imitation of Life: Postmodern Science Fictionp. 217
Postfuturismp. 220
Who Programs You? The Science Fiction of the Spectaclep. 228
Prosthetic Memory: Total Recall and Blade Runnerp. 239
Akira, Postmodernism and Resistancep. 249
Poaching the Universe: Science Fiction Fandomp. 261
Star Trek Rerun, Reread, Rewritten: Fan Writing as Textual Poachingp. 264
'We're Only A Speck in the Ocean': The Fan as Powerless Elitep. 281
New Hope: The Postmodern Project of Star Warsp. 298
Web of Babylonp. 308
Look to the Skies!: 1950s Science Fiction Invasion Narrativesp. 315
The Russians Are Coming, Aren't They? Them! and The Thingp. 318
Re-examining the 1950s Invasion Narrativesp. 325
We're the Martians Now: British SF Invasion Fantasies of the 1950s and 1960sp. 337
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9781903364871
ISBN-10: 1903364876
Series: Wallflower Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 15th February 2004
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.68