Science Fiction and Empire

Science Fiction and Empire

eBook - 2010
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This book is about the human desire to experiment with empire. In the past it was done with real soldiers and expeditions and slaves and trade and misery and force. In the future it will be done with generation ships and off-world pioneers, robots and invasion, electronic sheep and people who just don't want to be pushed around any more. Beginning with a discussion of who 'we' are (hopefully, the good guys) and who 'they' are (anyone who isn't us), this narrative scans the lights of science fiction looking at the places where humans try to touch a variety of futures. Is SF designed to purge ou.
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781846314018
1846314011
1846315042
9781846315046
Characteristics: 1 online resource (191 pages)

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