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Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future: Essays on Foresight and Fallacy

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Science fiction has always intrigued readers with depictions of an unforeseen future. Can the genre actually provide audiences with a glance into the world of tomorrow? This collection of fifteen international and interdisciplinary essays examines the genre's predictions and breaks new ground by considering the prophetic functions of science fiction films, as well as scien ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by McFarland & Company (first published February 8th 2011)
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Voluminous, contrarian, methodical and learned, Gary Westfahl is a central figure in SF criticism.

His numerous articles and reviews have appeared in Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, Science Fiction Eye, SFRA Newsletter, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, and Monad: Essays on Science Fiction, among others.

In the late 1990s, Westfahl became a regular columnist for Interzone, producing 36 c
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