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THIS VOLUME DERIVES FROM A SPECIAL SESSION HOSTED IN
THOUGH CINEMATIC ALIENS PILE UP ON THE WHITE HOUSE
THE TERM “THERMODYNAMICS” WAS FIRST INTRODUCED INTO
AMONG THE TRAITS WHICH EMERGE WITH NOTABLE FREQUENCY
IT IS ONE OF THE PECULIARITIES OF THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY
IN MACBETH, WHEN MACDUFF RETURNS FROM ENGLAND, HE
THE PUBLISHING CAREER OF KEN MACLEOD (1954– ) BEGAN IN
WITHIN NAOMI MITCHISON’S VAST AND POLYMATHIC PRODUC-
DURING THE 1980s SCOTTISH FICTION WAS UNDERGOING SOME-
LANGUAGE HAS LONG BEEN A CORE CONCERN OF SCIENCE FIC-
THE GENRE OF SCIENCE FICTION IS NORMALLY ASSOCIATED
TAKE A LOOK AT SCOTLAND’S FAMOUS PROTAGONISTS: ADVEN-
IN ALASDAIR GRAY’S 1994 NOVEL A HISTORY MAKER, KATE DRY-
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Scotland as Science Fiction

Scotland as Science Fiction

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Out of the mainstream but ahead of the tide, that is Scottish Science Fiction. Science Fiction emphasizes “progress” through technology, advanced mental states, or future times. How does Scotland, often considered a land of the past, lead in Science Fiction? “Left behind” by international politics, Scots have cultivated alternate places and different times as sites of identity so that Scotland can seem a futuristic fiction itself.

This book explores the tensions between science and a particular society that produce an innovative science fiction. Essays consider Scottish thermodynamics, Celtic myth, the rigors of religious “conversion,” Scotland’s fractured politics yet civil society, its languages of alterity (Scots, Gaelic, allegory, poetry), and the lure of the future. From Peter Pan and Dr. Jekyll to the poetry of Edwin Morgan and the worlds of Muriel Spark, Ken Macleod, or Iain M. Banks, Scotland’s creative complex yields a literature that models the future for Science Fiction.
Out of the mainstream but ahead of the tide, that is Scottish Science Fiction. Science Fiction emphasizes “progress” through technology, advanced mental states, or future times. How does Scotland, often considered a land of the past, lead in Science Fiction? “Left behind” by international politics, Scots have cultivated alternate places and different times as sites of identity so that Scotland can seem a futuristic fiction itself.

This book explores the tensions between science and a particular society that produce an innovative science fiction. Essays consider Scottish thermodynamics, Celtic myth, the rigors of religious “conversion,” Scotland’s fractured politics yet civil society, its languages of alterity (Scots, Gaelic, allegory, poetry), and the lure of the future. From Peter Pan and Dr. Jekyll to the poetry of Edwin Morgan and the worlds of Muriel Spark, Ken Macleod, or Iain M. Banks, Scotland’s creative complex yields a literature that models the future for Science Fiction.

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