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Published: 31 July 2020

256 Pages | 10 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789621754

Bookseller Code (06)

Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles

Contesting the Road in American Science Fiction

Jeremy Withers

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies LUP

  • The first book to examine the history of representations of automobiles and bicycles in American science fiction
  • Explores authors who appeal to hard-core science fiction fans and scholars (Keller, Stephenson, Ballard) as well as texts popular among less academic fans (E.T., Stranger Things, Fahrenheit 451)
  • Although focusing on novels and short fiction, the study also broadens its outlook to consider other more recent, popular media such as film, zines, web television and comics
  • Presents an exciting new perspective on how literature relates to the timely and urgent topic of transportation and issues such as climate change, healthy communities and personal health
  • Draws on archival research carried out at science fiction archives such as the Eaton Collection and the Judith Merrill Collection

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