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Parabolas of Science Fiction
Brian Attebery, ed.; Veronica Hollinger, ed.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Parabolas of Science Fiction – Brian Attebery and Veronica Hollinger
• PART I: INTRODUCING PARABOLAS
• Fictional Parabolas: Jazz, Geometry, and Generation Starships –
Brian Attebery
• Dancing with Scheherazade: Some Reflections in the Djinni’s Glass –
Terry Dowling
• Breaking the Frame –
Graham Sleight
• PART II: PARABLES OF POLITICS AND POWER
• Katherine MacLean’s Short Science Fiction and Cytology: Science as Parabola –
Jane Donawerth
• Second Contact: The First Contact Story in Latin American Science Fiction –
Rachel Haywood Ferreira
• Parabolas of SFQ: Canadian Science Fiction in French and the Making of a “National” Subgenre –
Amy J. Ransom
The Domestic SF Parabola – Lisa Yaszek
• PART III: PARABLES OF REMEDIATION
• Mad Scientists, Chimps, and Mice with Human Brains: Collapsing Boundaries in Science Fiction –
L. Timmel Duchamp
• Coded Transmissions: Gender and Genre Reception in
The MatrixDavid M. Higgins
The Mad Scientist, the Failed Experiment, and the Queer Family of Man: Sirius, Frankenstein, and the SF Stockroom – John Rieder
• Back to the Filthy Workshop: “Faithful” Film Adaptations of Mary Shelley’s
FrankensteinNicholas Ruddick
• PART IV: PARABOLIC FUTURES
• The Future of the Past: Science Fiction, Retro, and Retrofuturism –
Paweł Frelik
• Babylon Revisited: Alternate Cosmologies from Farmer to Chiang –
Gary K. Wolfe
• Science Fiction as Archive Fever –
Veronica Hollinger
• Notes
• Works Cited
• Contributors
• Index

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