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Those 13 unique essays have been written particularly for the 3rd J. Lloyd Eaton convention on technology Fiction and delusion Literature, held February 21–22, 1981, on the college of California, Riverside. Leslie Fiedler units the tone of this quantity by way of solving a uncomplicated set of coordinates—that of “elitist” and “popular” standards. Those replying to his cost are: Eric S. Rabkin, Professor of English on the University of Michigan and writer of the glorious in Literature, “The Descent of Fantasy”; Gerald Prince, Professor of French on the college of Pennsylvania, “How New is New?”; Mark Rose, Professor of English on the collage of California at Santa Barbara, writer of Alien Encounters, “Jules Verne: trip to the Center of technological know-how Fiction”; Joseph Lenz, who teaches English Literature on the collage of Michigan, “Manifest future: technology Fiction Epic and Classical Forms”; Michelle Mass?, of the English division on the George Mason collage, “‘All you'll want to do is recognize what you want’: person Expectations in Triton”; Gary okay. Wolfe, who teaches English at Roosevelt collage, author of The recognized and the Unknown, “Autoplastic and Alloplastic variations in technology Fiction: ‘Waldo’ and ‘Desertion’”; Robert Hunt, an editor with Glencoe Press, “Science Fiction for the Age of Inflation: analyzing Atlas Shrugged within the 1980s”; George R. Guffey, Professor of English at UCLA, “Fahrenheit 451 and the ‘Cubby-Hole Editors’ of Ballantine Books”; H. Bruce Franklin, Professor of English and American Literature at Rutgers college at Newark, “America as technology Fiction: 1939”; Sandra M. Gilbert, Professor of English on the collage of California at Davis, and coauthor with Susan Gubar of Madwoman within the Attic, “Rider Haggard’s center of Darkness”; the aforementioned Susan Gubar, Professor of English at Indiana college, “She in Her/and: Feminism as Fantasy”; and George R. Slusser, Curator of the Eaton assortment, “Death and the reflect: Existential Fantasy.”
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It may seem, on the surface, that the variety of narrative forms is inexhaustible; but we should not forget that there are grammars of narrative, algorithms for generating all and only possible narratives with a finite set of rules. I could write a diary novel in the third person, avoid a chronological ordering of entries, and adopt a strictly predictive mode of narration. I do not believe that there now exists such a work and, in a sense, I would be innovating; on the other hand, of course, such an innovation is one of the possibilities described by narrative grammars.
We are from Earth. I'm Captain Williams . . we are from earth . . I don't think you understand . . I haven't time . . "5 Williams slowly realizes that < previous page page_25 next page > < previous page page_26 next page > Page 26 he has come upon an insane asylum. It may also be blind prejudice, stubborn resistance to sf. But I don't think so. At least, I don't think it is only a matter of want of knowledge, insanity, or bias. In the first place, there are innumerable examples I could use to account for my reactions, examples taken not only from the founding parents of science fiction, from space opera, or from sword and sorcery, but also from more recent mainstream sf and even from various New Wave products.
And it is by well made fantasy that homo sapiens shapes the world. Put another way, displaced as they are from our time and our world, fantasies are the richest field for the growth and display of the human aesthetic urge, an urge inherited through the accidents of survival and competition and remaining with us as a crucial capacity for our group struggle on toward the future. The descent of fantasy mirrors the descent of man. < previous page page_22 next page > < previous page page_23 next page > Page 23 How New Is New?