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American Science Fiction and the Cold War: Literature and Film
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Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Publication date May 1, 2002
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781853312274
ISBN-10 1853312274
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.82 lbs.
Original list price $52.00
Other format details university press
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American science fiction has played a key role in the portrayal of the fears inherent in the Cold War. Working through a series of important texts, David Seed investigates the political inflections put on American narratives in the post-war decades by Cold War cultural circumstances. Nuclear holocaust, Russian invasion, and the perceived rise of totalitarianism in American society are key elements in the author's exploration of science fiction narratives which include Fahrenheit 451, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Dr. Strangelove. The author's approach draws on the significant body of nuclear criticism and the historicism of Hayden White and others in order to bring out the ideological tensions and urgencies in this fiction.

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9781579581954 | details & prices | 216 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $120.00
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9781853312274 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $52.00
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