Social Science Fiction

Social Science Fiction

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Through a cultural history of social science fiction, I consider one of the permutations of the qgolden ageq of science fiction, social science fiction. It is born in the pulp magazines of the 1930s and becomes increasingly prominent in the aftermath of World War 2 as a literature that can excite a moral response in engineers and scientists and help individuals adapt to change. Social science fiction uses mass media to encourage a public-sphere debate about the interaction of technology and society.Chapter 2. Isaac Asimov and the Republic of Interstellar Letters The writers of the golden age use social science fiction to question scientific ideals and to deflect, but not directly oppose, deterministic visions of the world. It is not as if writers, anbsp;...

Title:Social Science Fiction
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007

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