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Mindscapes, the geographies of imagined worlds [electronic resource] / edited by George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin.

Contributor(s): Slusser, George Edgar | Rabkin, Eric S | Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature (9th : 1987 : University of California, Riverside).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Alternatives: Publisher: Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, c1989Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 302 p.).ISBN: 058518657X (electronic bk.); 9780585186573 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Fantasy literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses | Science fiction -- History and criticism -- Congresses | Imaginary places in literature -- Congresses | Litt�erature fantastique -- Histoire et critique -- Congr�es | Science-fiction -- Histoire et critique -- Congr�es | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM -- General | Imagin�arer Schauplatz | Kongre� | Phantastische Literatur | Science-Fiction | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Riverside (Calif., 1987)Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mindscapes, the geographies of imagined worlds.DDC classification: 809.3/876 Other classification: EC 6745 | EC 6805 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: The concept of mindscape / George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin -- Nature : laws and surprises / Poul Anderson -- The survival of myth in science fiction / Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty -- "The swelling act" : the psychoanalytic geography of fantasy / Ronald J. Heckelman -- Metaphorical drive, or, Why we're such good liars / David Brin -- The playing fields of Eden / Frank McConnell -- Bookscapes : science fiction in the library of Babel / George E. Slusser -- Belief and other worlds : Ktesias and the founding of "Indian wonders" / James Romm -- Universal mindscape : the Gaia hypothesis in science fiction / Jack G. Voller -- Recent feminist utopias : world building and strategies for social change / Peter Fitting -- Time and vast eternities : landscapes of immortality in Orson Scott Card's fiction / Michael R. Collings -- Avenues of power : cities as mindscapes of politics / Pascal J. Thomas -- The two landscapes of J.G. Ballard's Concrete Island / Reinhart Lutz -- Neuroscience fiction : the Roman �a synaptic cleft / Joseph D. Miller -- Islands in the sky : space stations in the universe of science fiction / Gary Westfahl -- What really happened on Mulberry Street? / Bill Lee -- Infinity in your back pocket : pocket universes and adjacent worlds / Max P. Belin -- Landscape and the Romantic dilemma : myth and metaphor in science-fiction narrative / William Lomax -- "The adjutant" : suggestions for maps in time and space from Greene to Johnson to Lem / Donald M. Hassler -- The ultimate mindscape : Dante's Paradiso / Jean-Pierre Barricelli -- Pascal's terror / Gregory Benford -- The revolutionary mindscape / Gary Kern -- Suggestions for a typology of mindscapes / David N. Samuelson.
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Essays presented at the Ninth Annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature held Apr. 10-12, 1987 at the University of California, Riverside.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: The concept of mindscape / George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin -- Nature : laws and surprises / Poul Anderson -- The survival of myth in science fiction / Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty -- "The swelling act" : the psychoanalytic geography of fantasy / Ronald J. Heckelman -- Metaphorical drive, or, Why we're such good liars / David Brin -- The playing fields of Eden / Frank McConnell -- Bookscapes : science fiction in the library of Babel / George E. Slusser -- Belief and other worlds : Ktesias and the founding of "Indian wonders" / James Romm -- Universal mindscape : the Gaia hypothesis in science fiction / Jack G. Voller -- Recent feminist utopias : world building and strategies for social change / Peter Fitting -- Time and vast eternities : landscapes of immortality in Orson Scott Card's fiction / Michael R. Collings -- Avenues of power : cities as mindscapes of politics / Pascal J. Thomas -- The two landscapes of J.G. Ballard's Concrete Island / Reinhart Lutz -- Neuroscience fiction : the Roman �a synaptic cleft / Joseph D. Miller -- Islands in the sky : space stations in the universe of science fiction / Gary Westfahl -- What really happened on Mulberry Street? / Bill Lee -- Infinity in your back pocket : pocket universes and adjacent worlds / Max P. Belin -- Landscape and the Romantic dilemma : myth and metaphor in science-fiction narrative / William Lomax -- "The adjutant" : suggestions for maps in time and space from Greene to Johnson to Lem / Donald M. Hassler -- The ultimate mindscape : Dante's Paradiso / Jean-Pierre Barricelli -- Pascal's terror / Gregory Benford -- The revolutionary mindscape / Gary Kern -- Suggestions for a typology of mindscapes / David N. Samuelson.

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