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From THE CRYING OF LOT 49 to BABEL-17.

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From DHALGREN to RUMBLE FISH.

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From Shelley and Verne to Octavia E. Butler and Alan Moore…

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21 great adventure novels of the Seventies!

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Survival vs. extreme weather — from Jack London to J.G. Ballard.

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21 great adventure novels of the Sixties!

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Atavistic epics, from King Solomon’s Mines to King Kull!

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The Robinsonade: cozy catastrophe!

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An unshakable belief in the shakiness of reality.

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Le Chien Andalou meets your Uncle Marv’s home movies

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Jan Lemitz and the poetics of overlooked space.

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Godzilla in Poland; Radium-Age schoolchildren

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The future novel a cycle of apps?

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“The planet has a fever,” Al Gore told Republican skeptics in Congress on March 21. “If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says, ‘You have to intervene here,’ you don’t say, ‘Well, I read a science fiction novel that says this isn’t important.’” [A slightly different version of […]

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Those born from 1924-33 are nearly impervious to Middlebrow’s discourse.