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The Anthropocene and Speculative Fiction : Introduction



Year of publication 2021
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description In order to show that speculative fiction is a valuable contribution to the discussion of the challenges of the Anthropocene, Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction examines a number of novels whose themes relate to various aspects of the Anthropocene. These include the destruction and preservation of the natural environment, the relationship between human and non-human inhabitants of the planet, the role of myth in shaping and combating the Anthropocene, the political dimensions of the Anthropocene, the subsequent threat of apocalypse, and the role of post-apocalyptic narratives.
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