Age and Ageing In Contemporary Speculative and Science Fiction

Sarah Falcus (Editor), Maricel Oró-Piqueras (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)9781350230675, 9781350230682, 9781350230699
ISBN (Print)9781350230668, 9781350230705
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2023

Publication series

NameBloomsbury Studies in the Humanities, Ageing and Later Life
PublisherBloomsbury Academic


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