Palgrave Gothic

Gothic Science Fiction

1818 to the Present

Authors: MacArthur, S.

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Gothic Science Fiction explores the fascinating world of gothic influenced science fiction. From Frankenstein to Doctor Who and from H. G Wells to Stephen King, the book charts the rise of a genre and follows the descent into darkness that consumes it.

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Sian MacArthur is an independent academic and researcher with literary interests in Gothic and science fiction, and historical interests in the Cold War. She is the author of Crime and the Gothic: Identifying the Gothic Footprint in Modern Crime Fiction (2011).

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"Gothic Science Fiction is a lively, trenchant and intelligent book. With cogent analyses of everything from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Christopher Nolan's reinvention of The Dark Knight, Sian MacArthur's book is a study prodigal in ideas, communicated with enthusiasm. It makes a variety of innovative points about a familiar genre, and utilises her thorough knowledge of the field in a provocative fashion." - Barry Forshaw, author of British Gothic Cinema and BFI Classics: The War of the Worlds


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • One Dreary Night: Early Science Fiction and the Gothic

    Pages 1-24

    MacArthur, Sian

  • ‘Mad? Is One Who Has Solved the Secret of Life to Be Considered Mad?’ The Role of the Mad Scientist in Gothic Science Fiction

    Pages 25-48

    MacArthur, Sian

  • ‘The Last Man in the World’: Gothic Motif in the Apocalyptical Novel

    Pages 49-70

    MacArthur, Sian

  • ‘It’s Life, Jim, but Not as We Know It’: The Gothic Monster in Science Fiction

    Pages 71-94

    MacArthur, Sian

  • ‘One Day, I Shall Come Back. Yes, I Shall Come Back’: Immortality and the Fight for Humanity in Gothic Science Fiction

    Pages 95-116

    MacArthur, Sian

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gothic Science Fiction
Book Subtitle
1818 to the Present
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38927-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137389275
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38926-8
Series ISSN
2634-6214
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 176
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