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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2018
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Critical Dystopias of Katharine Burdekin, Margaret Atwood, and Octavia Butler.” Future Females, the Next Generation: New Voices and Velocities in Feminist Science Fiction Criticism . Ed. Barr Marleen S. . Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield , 2000 . 13 – 34 . ———. “‘A Useful Knowledge...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 299–311.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Parable of the Sower (1993), a fu- turistic novel that explores latent and manifest tendencies (with regard to both utopia and dystopia) in the postmodern condition. Insofar as one accepts Bauman's assertion that "the history of modernity in general" (77-78) remains unfinished, then one has...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 406–424.
Published: 01 November 2019
... heavily on such theory. Likewise, system dynamics embraced speculative fiction's language of utopia and dystopia even while emphasizing principles of scientific rationality. Engaged in comparable thought experiments, speculative fiction and system dynamics offer ways to explore the boundary between...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-future dystopia set in the ‘‘corpocracy’’ of a Korean super- state called Nea So Copros. The protagonist of this narrative, Sonmi, begins as a low-consciousness clone who works as a server in the fast-food chain, Papa Song’s. The clones, called ‘‘fabricants do not know their condition, never see...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 436–451.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Ballard collective utopia dystopia mob A recurrent feature of J. G. Ballard's early work is an overbearing, quasi-atavistic landscape that calls into question the agency of the coherent, upper-middle-class vision of the self; nevertheless, it remains possible to trace a preoccupation...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 444–460.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and qualitatively different model of textuality, one that is certain to supplant that of the novel. Paradoxically, however, his description of the “larger popular novel” could almost as easily apply to Dickens's serialized novels as to the literature of Parks's imagined technological dystopia. Smith's nod...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 476–479.
Published: 01 November 2011
... negation of idealized community.” While the “dissenting commu- nity argues the impossibility of community as a body of individuals” (29), Morrison offers cautionary tales expert at exposing the collapse of erstwhile utopias into dystopias and yet proceeding against all odds to reassert the possibility...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2013
... contemporary dystopias becoming transfigured media- tions on Nazi Germany—but also in the sense that “investments to this day in maintaining the good war as ongoing frame of reference necessarily require that Nazi Germany keep on winning” (I Think 2). American geopolitical ascendancy requires the dead...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Kingdom Come (petty-bourgeois rioting in a megamall). This is a programmatic novelistic project, even greater in scope than Ballard's 1970s sequence of urban dystopias, which began with Crash ( 1973 ), continued with Concrete Island ( 1974 ), and culminated in the magnificently unhinged High-Rise...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... is modernism's solipsistic baroque and wholly mannerist dystopia, its “self-reflexive dismemberment of subject matter and style” (12) little more than an erroneous, albeit hugely irritating, momentary dead-end diversion of Western culture. Whereas postmodernism is presented to us invariably as a period or phase...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2023
... fiction, but it gestures toward the lineages of our current dystopias that predate modernity. The book's turn to antiquity can help readers thresh the particularities of our own plight from the long run of human catastrophe and recovery. Reading Shelley's Last Man , Payne argues that the author gets...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the solar system. But when some of the citizens of these new societies return to Earth, they do not invariably perceive it as dystopia. If they are often bewildered, frustrated, or put off by the difficulties of life on Earth, they are just as often intrigued, fascinated, and delighted by what they find...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... will likely be some frustrating, rewarding combination of successes and failures rather than ecological utopia or Mad Max-esque dystopia. In a continuation of her perennial theme of the possibilities for survival under the alienating conditions of late modernity and its speculative futures, tragicomedy most...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... photographs of the US science stations in Antarctica, set in the only landscape on Earth where there are no indigenous peoples, where one can postulate both uto- pia and dystopia, and in relation to which she draws, among other influences, on the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s reflections upon...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... or reverie, rather than being dramatized, as in the Utopia and the dystopia” (517). Against realism Atwood offers two sorts of closely aligned imaginative work: scientific invention and the stories that mirror that inventiveness. As William Blake noted long ago, the human imagination drives the world...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 427–443.
Published: 01 November 2022
... work, with its absolute extraction of surplus value through child labour and the extension of the working day” ( 87 ). On the one hand, you could argue that the glimpse of the squalid left-behind city presages the fall of the gleaming technocratic dystopia that is the novel's main focus. On the other...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... ): 1 – 10 . Robinson Jennifer . “ Living in Dystopia: Past, Present, and Future in Contemporary African Cities .” Noir Urbanism . Ed. Prakash Gyan . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2010 . 218 – 40 . Sassen Saskia . The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo . Princeton...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... novel, which chronicles the development of global capitalism as a history of imprisonment culminating in dystopia and regression. He identifies two underlying narratives. First, the six distinct styles are “anthropologically historical,” each embodying the superstructural content of a particular mode...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 244–263.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., the potential revolutionary utopia to which numerous Arab intellectuals headed in the 1960s and 70s either physi- cally or in their writings (the Syrian Haydar Haydar, the Iraqi Sa'di Yusuf, and many others). These novels also depict an Algeria that turned into the dystopia of despair that led...