Focusing on the contemporary period, this book brings together critical age studies and contemporary science fiction to establish the centrality of age and ageing in dystopian, speculative and science-fiction imaginaries. Analysing texts from Europe, North America and South Asia, as well as television programmes and films, the contributions range from essays which establish genre-based trends in the representation of age and ageing, to very focused studies of particular texts and concerns. As a whole, the volume probes the relationship between speculative/science fiction and our understanding of what it is to be a human in time: the time of our own lives and the times of both the past and the future.
|Number of pages||248|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781350230675, 9781350230682|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Feb 2023|
|Name||Bloomsbury Studies in the Humanities, Ageing and Later Life|