Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Oxford History of Popular Print CultureVolume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christine Bold

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199234066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 December 2017

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Chapter:
(p.337) Chapter 16 Science Fiction
Source:
The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture
Author(s):

David Seed

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0017

This chapter focuses on the genre of science fiction published in the United States between 1860 and 1920. More specifically, it examines how different categories of science fiction, including narratives of utopia and dystopia, time travel, and hollow earth, respond to America’s new technologies, social unrest, urbanisation, and emerging imperial status during the period. The chapter first looks at works that give narrative expression to future inventions, followed by a discussion on utopian and dystopian novels and hollow earth narratives. It then explores publications dealing with time travel and other worlds, along with the writings of Mark Twain, Jack London, and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Keywords:   science fiction, utopia, dystopia, time travel, hollow earth, future inventions, novels, Mark Twain, Jack London, Edgar Rice Burroughs

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .