Plants in Science Fiction

Speculative Vegetation

Golygydd(ion): Katherine E. Bishop David Higgins Jerry Määttä

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Beirniadaeth Lenyddol

Cyfres: New Dimensions in Science Fiction

  • Mai 2020 · 272tudalen · 216x138mm

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‘Science fiction teaches us to “be-with others better”. This is the core argument of Plants in Science Fiction, captured in one of its chapters and suffused throughout. Readers will come away with a profound and challenging understanding of what it means to be human, as well as a deep appreciation for the critical function of science fiction in a threatened world.’
-Professor Eric Otto, Florida Gulf Coast University

‘Plants in Science Fiction demonstrates that science fiction and ecocriticismhave much to say to each other. By considering “speculative vegetation”, of course, we learn much about our own lives in the present moment on Earth.’
-Scott Slovic, Editor-in-Chief, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

'Plants in Science Fiction establishes key theoretical concepts and offers approaches that point the way for further studies addressing the dearth of critical studies on plants in sf. Plants in Science Fiction is a much-needed study of plants in sf that offers potential for synthesis with human-animal studies and broader ecological and environmental criticism.'
- Review by Chris Pak, University of Swansea in March 2021 issue of Science Ficton Studies


Introduction – Katherine E. Bishop
Weird Flora: Plant Life in the Classic Weird Tale – Jessica George
‘Bloody unnatural brutes’: Anthropomorphism, Colonialism and the Return of the Repressed in John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids – Jerry Määttä
Botanical Tentacles and the Chthulucene- Shelley Saguaro
Between the Living and the Dead: Vegetal Afterlives in Evgenii Iufit’s and Vladimir Maslov’s Silver Heads – Brittany Roberts
Vegetable Love: Desire, Feeling, and Sexuality in Botanical Fiction – T. S. Miller
Alternative Reproduction: Plant-time and Human/Arboreal Assemblages in Holdstock and Han – Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook
Sunlight as a Photosynthetic Information Technology: Becoming Plant in Tom Robbins’s Jitterbug Perfume – Yogi Hale Hendlin
The Question of the Vegetal, the Animal, the Archive in Kathleen Ann Goonan’s Queen City Jazz – Graham J. Murphy
Queer Ingestions: Weird, Vegetative Bodies in Jeff VanderMeer’s Fiction – Alison Sperling
The Botanical Ekphrastic and Ecological Relocation – Katherine E. Bishop
Selected Bibliography

Cyflwyno'r Golygydd(ion)

Katherine E. Bishop

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David Higgins

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Jerry Määttä

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