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Globalization, Utopia, and Postcolonial Science Fiction

New Maps of Hope

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This study considers the recent surge of science fiction narratives from the postcolonial Third World as a utopian response to the spatial, political, and representational dilemmas that attend globalization.


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About the authors

ERIC SMITH is Associate Professor of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA. He has published widely on Postcolonial and Modern/Postmodern British Literatures.

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'Smith's remarkable fluency in the areas of postcolonial studies and theories of globalization and his ability to integrate the complex political-economic and philosophical discourses of his theoretical texts with provocative, insightful close readings of the fictional texts are equally impressive. This intelligent, imaginative, and sophisticated book will be an important and influential contribution to postcolonial studies, science fiction studies, contemporary literature studies, and cultural studies.' - Professor John Rieder, University of Hawai'i at M?noa, USA