Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them

By: Abbott, Carl

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Size: 6.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches. 276 pages. Text unmarked . Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Slight shelf-wear and bumping to corners. Carl Abbott, who has taught urban studies and urban planning in five decades, brings together urban studies and literary studies to examine how fictional cities in work by authors as different as E. M. Forster, Isaac Asimov, Kim Stanley Robinson, and China MiƩville might help us to envision an urban future that is viable and resilient. Imagining Urban Futures is a remarkable treatise on what is best and strongest in urban theory and practice today, as refracted and intensely imagined in science fiction. As the human population grows, we can envision an increasingly urban society. Shifting weather patterns, rising sea levels, reduced access to resources, and a host of other issues will radically impact urban environments, while technology holds out the dream of cities beyond Earth. Abbott delivers a compelling critical discussion of science fiction cities found in literary works, television programs, and films of many eras from Metropolis to Blade Runner and Soylent Green to The Hunger Games, among many others. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: Social Science; ISBN/EAN: 9780819576712. Inventory No: 028544. Hardcover

Title: Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them

Author Name: Abbott, Carl

Categories: Social Science,

Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University Press: 2016

ISBN Number: 0819576719

ISBN Number 13: 9780819576712

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Size: 6.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches

lbs: 1.88 lbs

Seller ID: 028544

Keywords: BZDB373 Science fiction, American History and criticism, Cities and towns in literature Social Science; Imagining Urban Futures Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them Carl Abbott Hardcover