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Download The Cold War in Science Fiction: Soviet and American Science Fiction Films in the 1950s PDF

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Download Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War PDF

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ISBN 10 : 0313318735
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Download Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War PDF by M. Keith Booker Full Free and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveying a wide range of major science fiction novels and films, this book focuses on the long 1950s--the period from 1946 to 1964--when the tensions of the Cold War were at their peak. It demonstrates that these works reflect their historical and political contexts through a consistent concern with such phenomena as alienation and routinization, which Marxist critics have seen as central consequences of capitalism. Through its engagement with such issues, American science fiction of this period reflects the growing hegemony of capitalist ideology and consequently demonstrates the beginnings of postmodernism as a major American cultural phenomenon.


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Download The Cold War in Science Fiction: Soviet and American Science Fiction Films in the 1950s PDF by Natalia Voinova Full Free and published by Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag). This book was released on 2013-05-23 with total page 45 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study will compare the USSR and the United States according to their cinematic use of science fiction in the late 1950s and 1960s in order to coincide with the period of de-Stalinisation and thaw in the USSR, and late McCarthyism in the United States. The genre provides an opportunity to express the two powers' scientific stand-off through fiction, and serves as a vehicle for the dissemination of ideas and propaganda. Post-1956 marks the time when the period of de-Stalinisation officially began and science fiction saw a carefully crafted rebirth for it served as a tool that could reflect the socialist ideal and quasi-religious faith in science that was promoted by the party. Science fiction uniquely demands for an imaginative view of the future, and therefore, corresponds with the Marxist- Leninist future-oriented ideology. For this period, the themes for American science fiction are hyperbolised monsters and invasion, and reflect the fear of the otherness of the Soviet Union, and its threat on domestic ideals. These themes are reflected in movies as 'Angry Red Planet', and 'Them!'. On the other hand, Soviet science fiction movies focus on the heroic Soviet man who frequently receives calls for help from outer space, and overcomes great trials to save those not living in utopia. This storyline is represented in 'Towards a Dream', and 'The Sky is calling'. The author gives special attention to the Soviet movie 'The Sky is calling' and the subsequent redubbed American version 'Battle beyond the Sun'. Further, she addresses alterations or plot, and subtle propaganda messages in the Soviet movies 'Planet of Storms', and the Hollywood remake 'Journey to the Prehistoric Planet'.


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ISBN 10 : 9781000540642
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Download A Defense of the Science Fiction Literary Genre PDF by Brittany Geier Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2020 with total page 43 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction (sci-fi) has existed for centuries, if not millennia, yet many people still do not view it as a respectable literary genre. In fact, many intellectuals claim that sci-fi does not count as true literature since it supposedly promotes mere adolescent escapism. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Sci-fi is a deep, nuanced genre that allows people to more fully engage with the world around them and to wrestle with their own hopes, fears, and desires. This is evident in the content of American sci-fi novels that came out of the Cold War era (1947-1991). During this period, sci-fi was especially intertwined with the real world of politics, technology, and human emotions. Many novels from this time reflect real fears that people in the United States had about the dangers of communism and the threat of nuclear destruction. Some of these sci-fi stories offered people hope for a brighter future in which communism was defeated while others provided a canvas for imagining how the Cold War could play out. In particular, the sci-fi novels Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Cat’s Cradle, and Earth Abides accomplished a two-fold purpose: they both dealt with real-world issues from the Cold War era, and they spoke to broader questions about the nature of human identity and experience. In turn, Cold War-era sci-fi had very real, tangible effects on human society, particularly by influencing American war policy and military technology. Overall, Cold War-era America embodied a mutual relationship of influence between sci-fi literature and culture, revealing the significance of sci-fi as a tool for speculation and for probing questions about human identity and behavior. This significance continues to hold weight in the world today and points to the legitimacy of sci-fi as a literary genre.


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ISBN 10 : 9781137474452
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ISBN 10 : 9780857850768
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ISBN 10 : 0810849380
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Download Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature PDF by Brian M. Stableford Full Free and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.


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ISBN 10 : 9783031117916
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ISBN 10 : 9781589821903
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ISBN 10 : 9780191620102
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Download Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction PDF by David Seed Full Free and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2011-06-23 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction has proved notoriously difficult to define. It has been explained as a combination of romance, science and prophecy; as a genre based on an imagined alternative to the reader's environment; and as a form of fantastic fiction and historical literature. It has also been argued that science fiction narratives are the most engaged, socially relevant, and responsive to the modern technological environment. This Very Short Introduction doesn't offer a history of science fiction, but instead ties examples of science fiction to different historical moments, in order to demonstrate how science fiction has evolved over time. David Seed looks not only at literature, but also at drama and poetry, as well as film. Examining recurrent themes in science fiction he looks at voyages into space, the concept of the alien and alternative social identities, the role of technology in science fiction, and its relation to time - in the past, present, and future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.