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Liquid Space: Science Fiction Film and Television in the Digital Age

Liquid Space: Science Fiction Film and Television in the Digital Age
Sean Redmond

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In this remarkable and original book, Sean Redmond examines the issues and themes that are repeatedly found across a range of contemporary science fiction films and television programmes. He argues that they reveal the profound effects the digital age has had on our social lives. Through narratives that feature the 'post-human', genetic engineering and cloning, surveillance and data mining, space and time travel, artificial intelligence, online dating cultures and visions of catastrophe, they portray a world in which the material, and the stable, are being lost to the ever-more volatile and ephemeral idea of 'liquid space'. Redmond examines a wide selection of popular films and TV series such as Gravity, Under the Skin, The Lobster, Children of Men and Doctor Who, to locate how traditional values are being erased in favour of a new liquid modernity. Drawing on an eclectic range of approaches from phenomenology to critical race theory, and from close textual analysis to the revelations of eye-tracking technology, this book is an illuminating account of the digital age through the lens of science fiction.

Author Info

Sean Redmond is Associate Professor of Media and Communication at Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of numerous books including Blade Runner (2016), The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood (2013) and Liquid Metal: A Reader in Science Fiction Film (2004).

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd

Paperback
ISBN: 9781780761879
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2017
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 12 integrated bw illustrations

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