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Worlds enough and time [electronic resource] : explorations of time in science fiction and fantasy / edited by Gary Westfahl, George Slusser, and David Leiby.

Contributor(s): Westfahl, Gary | Slusser, George Edgar | Leiby, David.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy: no. 101.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (vi, 198 p.).ISBN: 9780313077418 (electronic bk.); 031307741X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Science fiction -- History and criticism | Fantasy fiction -- History and criticism | Time in literature | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Worlds enough and time.DDC classification: 809.3/87609384 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Quarries of time / Gary Westfahl -- pt. 1. Time's arrows: Arrows and riddles of time: scientific models of time travel / George Slusser and Robert Heath -- Impossible times: some temporal labyrinths in science fiction / Richard Saint-Gelais -- The jaws of the intellect grip the flesh of occurrence: order in time travel / David Leiby -- "Backward, turn backward": narratives of reversed time in science fiction / Andrew Sawyer -- pt. II. Timescapes: Beyond the endtime terminus: allegories of coalescence in far-future science fiction / Kirk Hampton and Carol MacKay -- Time and some mysteries of mind / Susan Stratton -- Jews in time: alternate histories and futures in space ... and who was that bearded, Yarmulkeh'd old man? / Susan Kray -- The desire to conrol time in Doraemon and Japanese culture / Jefferson M. Peters -- pt. III. Time capsules: The curvature of space-time in Dante's The Divine Comedy / Pekka Kuusisto -- Temporal compression, fractious history: H.G. Wells, George Orwell, and the mutiny of "historical narrative" / Larry W. Caldwell -- Play it again, Sam: Ken Grimwood's Replay and time travel as reincarnation / Andrew Gordon -- Time travel at the crossroads: the search for new paradigms in science and science fiction / Bradford Lyau -- Tall, dark, and a long time dead: epistemology, time travel, and the bodice-ripper / Erica Obey -- A bibliography of works related to time and time travel.
Summary: With our lives firmly controlled by the steady pace of time, humans have yearned for ways to escape its constraints, and authors have responded with narratives about traveling far into the past or future, reversing the flow of time, or creating alternate universes where Napoleon was triumphant at Waterloo or the South won the Civil War. Writers ranging from Dante and Lewis Carroll to Philip K. Dick and Martin Amis have probed into the workings of time, and an overwhelming desire to master time reverberates throughout popular culture. This book considers how imaginative works involving time and.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-184) and index.

The Quarries of time / Gary Westfahl -- pt. 1. Time's arrows: Arrows and riddles of time: scientific models of time travel / George Slusser and Robert Heath -- Impossible times: some temporal labyrinths in science fiction / Richard Saint-Gelais -- The jaws of the intellect grip the flesh of occurrence: order in time travel / David Leiby -- "Backward, turn backward": narratives of reversed time in science fiction / Andrew Sawyer -- pt. II. Timescapes: Beyond the endtime terminus: allegories of coalescence in far-future science fiction / Kirk Hampton and Carol MacKay -- Time and some mysteries of mind / Susan Stratton -- Jews in time: alternate histories and futures in space ... and who was that bearded, Yarmulkeh'd old man? / Susan Kray -- The desire to conrol time in Doraemon and Japanese culture / Jefferson M. Peters -- pt. III. Time capsules: The curvature of space-time in Dante's The Divine Comedy / Pekka Kuusisto -- Temporal compression, fractious history: H.G. Wells, George Orwell, and the mutiny of "historical narrative" / Larry W. Caldwell -- Play it again, Sam: Ken Grimwood's Replay and time travel as reincarnation / Andrew Gordon -- Time travel at the crossroads: the search for new paradigms in science and science fiction / Bradford Lyau -- Tall, dark, and a long time dead: epistemology, time travel, and the bodice-ripper / Erica Obey -- A bibliography of works related to time and time travel.

With our lives firmly controlled by the steady pace of time, humans have yearned for ways to escape its constraints, and authors have responded with narratives about traveling far into the past or future, reversing the flow of time, or creating alternate universes where Napoleon was triumphant at Waterloo or the South won the Civil War. Writers ranging from Dante and Lewis Carroll to Philip K. Dick and Martin Amis have probed into the workings of time, and an overwhelming desire to master time reverberates throughout popular culture. This book considers how imaginative works involving time and.

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