By Gerry Canavan
Modern visions of the long run were formed by means of hopes and fears in regards to the results of human expertise and international capitalism at the flora and fauna. In an period of weather swap, mass extinction, and oil scarcity, such visions became more and more catastrophic, even apocalyptic. Exploring the shut courting among technological know-how fiction, ecology, and environmentalism, the essays in eco-friendly Planets examine how technology fiction writers were operating via this difficulty. starting with H. G. Wells and passing via significant twentieth-century writers like Ursula ok. Le Guin, Stanislaw Lem, and Thomas Disch to modern authors like Margaret Atwood, China Miéville, and Paolo Bacigalupi—as good as contemporary blockbuster movies like Avatar and District 9—the essays in eco-friendly Planets ponder the real position for technology fiction in a tradition that now turns out to have a really doubtful destiny. The publication contains a longer interview with Kim Stanley Robinson and an annotated checklist for additional exploration of “ecological SF” and comparable works of fiction, nonfiction, movies, tv, comics, children’s cartoons, anime, games, tune, and extra.
Contributors comprise Christina Alt, Brent Bellamy, Sabine Höhler, Adeline Johns-Putra, Melody Jue, Rob Latham, Andrew Milner, Timothy Morton, Eric C. Otto, Michael web page, Christopher Palmer, Gib Prettyman, Elzette Steenkamp, Imre Szeman.