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John Timberlake - Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary (2018)
New book 2018 by John Timberlake

John Timberlake 'Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary'

John Timberlake - new book - 2018

John Timberlake's new book is published by Intellect, 2018

https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=5297/

There has been plenty of scholarship on science fiction over the decades, but it has left one crucial aspect of the genre all but unanalysed: the visual. Ambitious and original, Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary corrects that oversight, making a powerful argument for science fiction as a visual cultural discourse. Taking influential historical works of visual art as starting points, along with illustrations, movie matte paintings, documentaries, artist’s impressions and digital environments, John Timberlake focuses on the notion of science fiction as an 'imaginary topos', one that draws principally on the intersection between landscape and historical/prehistorical time. Richly illustrated, this book will appeal to scholars, students, and fans of science fiction and the remarkable visual culture that surrounds it.