Close Encounters?

Close Encounters?

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Currently, science fiction in all its forms is enjoying enormous popular interest. There can be no doubt that science fiction books and films have great influence on the public view of science and scientists. Close Encounters? examines the historical development of science fiction as a genre in books and films, tracing its roots, examining its most common ideas, exploring its relationship to qrealq science, and attempting to assess its cultural impact. Discussion focuses on major themes such as time travel, politics, religion, ecology, and disasters. The authors consider the science in science fiction, the images of scientists that science fiction conveys, and some of the political, religious, and social motifs prominent in science fiction. They also discuss pseudo-science and its growing influence on the public perception of science. This fascinating, thought-provoking study should be read by all those interested in how the nature of science and its role in our society is portrayed in science fiction.One of the more intriguing parallels between science and science fiction is the fascination both have with time. The philosopher GEM Joad referred to a#39;the queerness of timea#39; and it is timea#39;s strange quality that makes it play so important a role inanbsp;...


Title:Close Encounters?
Author: R.J Lambourne, M.J Shallis, M Shortland
Publisher:CRC Press - 1990-01-01
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