Introduction: The Nearly Silent Listener

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Shaw, D. B. 2023. Introduction: The Nearly Silent Listener. in: Women, Science and Fiction Revisited Cham, Switzerland Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. pp. 1–11
AuthorsShaw, D. B.
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It is possible to argue that we are now living in the future predicted by science fiction when it originally emerged as a literary genre in the mid-twentieth century. This raises questions about the function of the genre now, a little over one hundred years since Mary Shelley first published Frankenstein and in a cultural milieu which increasingly questions scientific orthodoxy. This introduction to the second edition of Debra Benita Shaw’s Women, Science and Fiction argues that, nevertheless, the imagined worlds of science fiction authors who identify as women have gained in significance in that, across the decades, they have continued to offer a penetrating analysis of gender and its importance in the perpetuation of social inequalities.

Book titleWomen, Science and Fiction Revisited
Page range1–11
Year2023
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
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Deposited22 Aug 2023
Place of publicationCham, Switzerland
Edition2nd
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Literature, Science & Medicine
ISBN9783031251702
9783031251719
ISSN2634-6435
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25171-9_1
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