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Author Smith, Eric D.
Title Globalization, utopia, and postcolonial science fiction : new maps of hope / Eric D. Smith.
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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 Floor4  PN3433.5 .S635 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 244 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-236) and index.
Contents 1. "Fictions where a man could live" : worldlessness against the void in Salman Rushdie's Grimus -- 2. "The only way out is through" : spaces of narrative and the narrative of space in Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight robber -- 3. There's no splace like home : domesticity, difference, and the "long space" of short fiction in Vandana Singh's The woman who thought she was a planet -- 4. Claiming the futures that are, or, The cunning of history in Amitav Ghosh's The Calcutta chromosome and Manjula Padmanabhan's "Gandhi-toxin" -- 5. Mob zombies, alien nations, and cities of the undead : monstrous subjects and the post-millennial nomos in I am legend and District 9 -- 6. Third-world punks, or, Watch out for the worlds behind you.
Subject Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Developing countries -- Literatures.
Literature and globalization.
Utopias in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
ISBN 9780230354470
OCLC number 795175427