Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism PDF ePub eBook

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Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism free pdf This book brings together two important cultural trends: alien encounters and posthumanism. By considering scenarios of encounters with intelligent aliens in literary science fiction, Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism argues that the ethics of empathy and politics of human rights are insufficient to meet the challenges of our posthuman age. Rather, posthumanism requires an ethics of transformation, in which the encounter with the Other remakes the human subject. The book offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a wide range of texts. Its scope includes, but is not limited to, classic novels of alien encounter by H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein- recent blockbusters by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and Sheri Tepper- and experimental science fiction by Peter Watts and Housuke Nojiri. It also contains an extensive discussion of Soviet science fiction and of the novels of Stanislaw Lem, bringing important aspects of global posthumanist culture to the attention of the Anglo-American reader.

About Elana Gomel

Elana Gomel is an Associate Professor at the Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. She is the author of four books and numerous articles on subjects ranging from postmodernism, narrative theory, and science fiction to Dickens and Victorian culture.

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Author : Elana Gomel
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 24 June 2014
ISBN : 1137367628
EAN : 9781137367624
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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