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Title Classical traditions in science fiction / edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Steven.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Classical presences
Classical presences.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The past is an undiscovered country / Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens -- Part I: SF's rosy-fingered dawn. The lunar setting of Johannes Kepler's Somnium, science fiction's missing link / Dean Swinford ; Lucretius, Lucan, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / Jesse Weiner ; Virgil in Jules Verne's Journey to the center of the earth / Benjamin Eldon Stevens ; Mr. Lucian in suburbia : links between the True history and the First men in the moon / Antony Keen -- Part II: SF "classics". A complex Oedipus : the tragedy of Edward Morbius / Gregory S. Bucher ; Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A canticle for Leibowitz, the great year, and the ages of man / Erik Grayson ; Time and self-referentiality in The Iliad and Frank Herbert's Dune / Joel P. Christensen ; Disability as rhetorical trope in classical myth and Blade runner / Rebecca Raphael -- Part III: Classics in space. Moral and mortal in Star trek : the original series / George Kovacs ; Hybrids and homecomings in The odyssey and Alien resurrection / Brett M. Rogers ; Classical antiquity and western identity in Battlestar Galactica / Vincent Tomasso -- Part IV: Ancient classics for a future generation? Revised Iliadic epiphanies in Dan Simmons' Ilium / Gaël Grobéty ; Refiguring the Roman Empire in The hunger games trilogy / Marian Makins ; Jonathan Hickman's Pax Romana and the end of antiquity / C.W. Marshall -- Suggestions for further reading and viewing / Robert W. Cape, Jr.
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Subject Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Science fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Science fiction films -- History and criticism.
Science fiction television programs -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Ancient, in literature.
Classical literature -- Influence.
Civilization, Ancient -- Influences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Rogers, Brett M.
Stevens, Benjamin Eldon.
ISBN 9780199988426 electronic bk.
0199988420 electronic bk.)