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Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility: 10 (Postmillennial Pop) Paperback – Import, 25 September 2018
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Lothian's central concept of old futuresthe cast-off remains of speculations pastis both entertaining fodder and theoretically rich terrain for making queer theory new again. Theres something wonderfully bold about the books willingness to let & the future become concrete by turning to its many past versions, bringing them to light as commentary on where we are, and are not, now. -- Elizabeth Freeman,author of Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories
Lothian does something else entirely and opens up a new vantage point on the future by looking at it sideways, from outside its own timeline. That vantage point allows her (and us) to see the continuities, to see the way the leftover stuff of the past’s futures persists in and enlivens our present. ― Science Fiction Studies
Lothian's insistence that many speculative texts contain both liberating queer images and unsettling normative messages is one of the strongest aspects of Old Futures . . .a book that is filled with unexpected yet crucial connections. -- Melanie E.S. Kohnen, ― Transformative Works and Cultures
Through thoughtful analysis of a number of speculative stories from the last hundred years or so, Old Futures offers a solid contribution to both geek and queer studies. Lothian asks what we can learn from women, people of color, and queer-identifying people when they imagine futures for themselves free of oppression. ― The Geek Anthropologist
It would be easy for Old Futures to feel scattered, covering as it does a century’s worth of source material, three different forms of media, and theory ranging from traditional SF criticism to fan studies. Yet somehow Lothian not only pulls it off, but makes it seem effortless. ― SFRA Review
Overall, Lothian has constructed an admirable volume that I have already begun recommending to colleagues. This is her first book, and it bodes well; I look forward to seeing what Lothian does next. ― SFRA Review
About the Author
- Publisher : New York University Press (25 September 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1479825859
- ISBN-13 : 978-1479825851
- Item Weight : 508 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.18 x 22.86 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
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