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Science fiction and critical theory go together like peanut butter and jelly. One is a bit too dry, the other a bit too sweet, but together they are fantastic!


Mixing Science Fiction and Critical Theory provides a new analytical perspective on the history of ideas and creative literature, from Plato to cyberpunk. By taking science fiction seriously as a cultural and artistic form of thought, this book draws upon it in ways that enable new insights into critical theory. It looks at how works of science fiction have been imagined and explored by contemporary theorists, including Fredric Jameson, Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Donna Haraway, Umberto Eco and Tzvetan Todorov.


When we think of sci-fi, images from Star Wars, The Twilight Zone, or even better, Blade Runner may be some of the first to come to mind. Traditionally these are stories about technological singularities and the coming demise of man. However, sci-fi has much more in common with a tradition of thinking known as critical theory than one might ordinarily suppose. Critical theory is loosely defined as the unpacking and examination of a given discourse for the purpose of exposing the social assumptions underlying it (referring to any discourse).

Critical Theory and Science Fiction
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    Science Fiction (The New Critical Idiom)
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    Critical Race Theory (Third Edition): An Introduction (Critical America Book 20)
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      Introducing Critical Theory: A Graphic Guide (Introducing... Book 0)
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        The Wave
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