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Author Lacey, Lauren J., 1976-

Title The Past That Might Have Been, the Future That May Come : Women Writing Fantastic Fiction, 1960s to the Present / Lauren J. Lacey.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2014]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.0876209 L119p 2014    ---  Available
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Description xii, 195 pages ; 23 cm.
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Series Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy ; 43
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 43.
Summary "This book explores how contemporary fantastic fiction by women writers responds to the past and imagines the future. Writers considered include Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Angela Carter, Ursula K. Le Guin, Doris Lessing, and Jeanette Winterson. The book reveals how fantastic fiction can be read as narratives of disruption that enable the creation of an ethics of becoming"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Fantastic interventions -- Beastly beauty and other revisioned fairy tales -- Tampering with time in historical narratives -- Working through the wreckage in dystopian fiction -- Becoming-alien in feminist space fiction -- Conclusion: Becoming powerful.
Subject Science fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Fantasy literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Femininity (Philosophy) in literature.
Literary studies -- authors -- Great Britain -- Canada -- United States -- 20th century -- 21st century.
Fantasy -- fairy tales -- science fiction -- dystopias -- future.
Science fiction -- historia.
ISBN 9780786478262 (softcover ; alk. paper)
0786478268 (softcover ; alk. paper)

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