Stars in my Pocket

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Title: Stars in my Pocket
Author: Rosa, Jorge Martins
Abstract: "The trope of space exploration, which has attracted so many writers of genre science fiction, still remains one of its hallmarks. Professor Rosa, however, questions the true centrality of this trope within science fiction as it has evolved beyond the space operas of the so-called Golden Age. Perhaps, as David Hartwell argues in Age of Wonders in regards to the Moon landing and other achievements from the American space program 'When it comes true… it’s no fun anymore.' "While establishing the truth of Hartwell’s hypothesis may be difficult to undertake within the limitations of a single talk, Professor Rosa will look at the peculiar way Philip K. Dick approached the trope of space exploration in his own fiction. In particular, he will explore how Dick anticipated the exhaustion of this trope—or rather, its substitution for a more inner (should we say “virtual”?) approach to space."
Description: Presented on April 1, 2010, 11:00 am-12:00 pm in the Neely Lobby of the Georgia Tech Library. Runtime: 45:44 minutes
Type: Presentation
Date: 2010-04-01
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Cyberculture
Science fiction
Space age

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