Utopian Literature and Science: From the Scientific Revolution to Brave New World and Beyond
Released! 08/12/2015
Utopian Literature and Science: From the Scientific Revolution to Brave New World and Beyond
by Patrick Parrinder
Hardcover

Scientific progress is usually seen as a precondition of modern utopias, but science and utopia are frequently at odds. Utopian Literature and Science traces the interactions of sciences such as astronomy, microscopy, genetics and anthropology with 19th- and 20th-century utopian and dystopian writing and modern science fiction. Ranging from Galileo's observations with the telescope to current ideas of the post-human and the human-animal boundary, the author's re-examination of key litera... read more