The Aesthetics of Ambivalence: Rethinking Science Fiction Film in the Age of Electronic (Re)production

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Landon's book is wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and near state-of-the-art. It concerns science fiction film and, toward the end, almost becomes SF itself in its provocative speculations on the future of such film. The first part of the book argues that most criticism of SF film has been inadequate because it is based on literary rather than film-specific standards. The second argues that SF film will soon become either obsolete or be totally transformed through new computer technology. Science fiction can be seen to encompass not only SF in print, film, TV and comic books, but has become all-pervasive in contemporary culture.

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