Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The book explores representations of modern technology in contemporary science fiction for young people. It exposes the anti-technological bias existing within a genre usually associated with celebrating technology, and suggests that this bias is a form of resistance to the changing face of childhood and technology's contribution to this change.

Author Biography

Noga Applebaum has a PhD in Children's Literature from Roehampton University in London. She lectures in Children's Literature at the Open University and teaches Creative Writing at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute in London.

Table of Contents

List of Permissionsp. xi
Series Editor's Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
But Only God Can Make a Tree: Technology and Nature in Young SFp. 17
The Last Book in the Universe: The Fate of the Humanities in a Technological Worldp. 45
The Road Not Taken: The Impact of Technology on Narrative Structurep. 71
The World Upside Down: Technology, Power and the Adult-child Relationshipp. 95
(Tech)Nobody's Children: Clones and Cloning in Young Adult Literaturep. 127
Conclusion: The Technophobic Legacyp. 151
Notesp. 161
Bibliographyp. 173
Indexp. 189
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