Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction

  • Zachary Kendal
  • Aisling Smith
  • Giulia Champion
  • Andrew Milner

Part of the Studies in Global Science Fiction book series (SGSF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ethics and the Other

  3. Environmental Ethics

  4. Postcolonial Ethics

  5. Ethics and Global Politics

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-335

About this book


Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction explores the ethical concerns and dimensions of representations of the future of global science fiction, focusing on the issues that dominate utopian, dystopian, and science fiction literature. The essays examine recent visions of the future in science fiction and re-examine earlier texts through contemporary lenses. Across fourteen chapters, the collection considers authors from Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the UK and USA. The volume delves into a range of ethical questions of immediate contemporary relevance, including environmental ethics, postcolonial ethics, social justice, animal ethics and the ethics of alterity. 


utopian literature dystopian literature science fiction environmental ethics ecocriticism bioethics postcolonial ethics non-Anglophone literature

Editors and affiliations

  • Zachary Kendal
    • 1
  • Aisling Smith
    • 2
  • Giulia Champion
    • 3
  • Andrew Milner
    • 4
  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  3. 3.University of WarwickCoventryUK
  4. 4.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27892-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27893-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2569-8826
  • Series Online ISSN 2569-8834
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