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Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (Classical Presences)

by Brett M. Rogers (Editor), Benjamin Eldon Stevens (Editor)

Other authors: Gregory S. Bucher (Contributor), Robert W. Cape, Jr (Contributor), Joel P. Christensen (Contributor), Erik Grayson (Contributor), Gaël Grobéty (Contributor)8 more, Antony Keen (Contributor), George Kovacs (Contributor), Marian Makins (Contributor), C.W. Marshall (Contributor), Rebecca Raphael (Contributor), Dean Swinford (Contributor), Vincent Tomasso (Contributor), Jesse Weiner (Contributor)

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Die Antikenrezeption in der Science-Fiction erfreut sich in letzter Zeit einer größeren Beliebtheit, was sehr zu begrüßen ist, bietet sich so doch eine schöne Möglichkeit, die Antike auch Menschen näher zu bringen, die bisher eher weniger Interesse für sie aufbrachten.1 Gleichzeitig erweist sich die Science-Fiction als ein derart fruchtbares Themenfeld für rezeptionsgeschichtliche Fragestellungen, dass sie sich den Altertumswissenschaften als Forschungsfeld geradezu aufdrängt. Da bisher eher wenige allgemeinere wissenschaftliche Überlegungen zu diesem Themenbereich vorliegen,2 soll der Schwerpunkt der vorliegenden Rezension auf der bemerkenswerten Einleitung des von B.M. Rogers und B.E. Stevens herausgegebenen Sammelbands liegen.
 

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Cape, Robert W., JrContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christensen, Joel P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grayson, ErikContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grobéty, GaëlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keen, AntonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kovacs, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Makins, MarianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marshall, C.W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raphael, RebeccaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swinford, DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tomasso, VincentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of ongoing debate, science fiction reveals much about the roles played by ancient classics in modern times. Classical Traditions in Science Fiction is the first collection in English dedicated to the study of science fiction as a site of classical receptions, offering a much-needed mapping of that important cultural and intellectual terrain.

This volume discusses a wide variety of representative examples from both classical antiquity and the past four hundred years of science fiction, beginning with science fiction's "rosy-fingered dawn" and moving toward the other-worldly literature of the present day. As it makes its way through the eras of science fiction, Classical Traditions in Science Fiction exposes the many levels on which science fiction engages the ideas of the ancient world, from minute matters of language and structure to the larger thematic and philosophical concerns.

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"For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of ongoing debate, science fiction reveals much about the roles played by ancient classics in modern times. Classical Traditions in Science Fiction is the first collection in English dedicated to the study of science fiction as a site of classical receptions, offering a much-needed mapping of that important cultural and intellectual terrain. This volume discusses a wide variety of representative examples from both classical antiquity and the past four hundred years of science fiction, beginning with science fiction's "rosy-fingered dawn" and moving toward the other-worldly literature of the present day. As it makes its way through the eras of science fiction, Classical Traditions in Science Fiction exposes the many levels on which science fiction engages the ideas of the ancient world, from minute matters of language and structure to the larger thematic and philosophical concerns."--Publisher's description.… (more)

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