Archaeologies of the Future

Archaeologies of the Future : The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions

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This is a brilliant study of utopia and science fiction, from Thomas More to Philip K. Dick, by the master literary critic. "Archaeologies of the Future", Jameson's most substantial work since "Postmodernism", investigates the development of the Utopian form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of Utopian thinking in a post-Communist age. The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of otherness...alien life and alien worlds...and a study of the works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 680.4g
  • Verso Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844675386
  • 9781844675388
  • 75,751

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"Archaeologies of the Future is certainly among the most stunning studies of utopia and science fiction ever produced... a vast treasure trove of a book, crammed with brilliant apercus... Jameson is one of the world's most eminent cultural theorists, but he is also a peerless literary critic in the classical sense of the term..." - Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books "Jameson's skill in connecting diverse materials and theories, the suggestiveness of his insights, and his passionate conviction make this an exciting work." - Times Literary Supplement"show more

About Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including Late Marxism, The Modernist Papers and A Singular more

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