Irish Science Fiction.

Fennell, Jack.

Irish Science Fiction. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (272 pages) - Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies LUP Ser. . - Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies LUP Ser. .

Bookmark 15 -- Contents -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Mad Science and the Empire: Fitz-James O'Brien and Robert Cromie -- 2. "Future War" and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Ireland -- 3. Nationalist Fantasies of the Early Twentieth Century -- 4. States of Emergency: Irish SF during World War II -- 5. The 1960s: Lemass, Modernisation and the Cold War -- 6. The Wrong History: Bob Shaw, James White and the Troubles -- 7. Exotic Doom: The SF of Ian McDonald -- 8. The Dystopian Decades: From Recession to Tiger and Back Again -- 9. The Shape of Irish SF to Come -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

An innovative examination of Irish science fiction from the 1850s to the present day, covering material written both in Irish and in English. Considering science fiction novels and short stories in their historical context, it analyses a body of literature that has largely been ignored by Irish literature researchers.


English fiction--Irish authors--History and criticism.

Electronic books.

PR8807.S34.F466 2014