The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction

Paperback | May 4, 1982

byPatricia S. Warrick

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Warrick has done a very creditable job on a formidable task: to present a history ofscience fiction's treatment of artificial intelligence, to analyze that portion of science fictionin terms of recurring images, patterns, and meaning as well as in terms of cross-fertilization withactual science and technology, and 'to make a critical judgment of the literary merit of SF by arigorous evaluative study of one if its important subgenres, cybernetic SF.'

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Warrick has done a very creditable job on a formidable task: to present a history ofscience fiction's treatment of artificial intelligence, to analyze that portion of science fictionin terms of recurring images, patterns, and meaning as well as in terms of cross-fertilization withactual science and technology, and 'to make a critical j...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.7 inPublished:May 4, 1982Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:0262730618

ISBN - 13:9780262730617

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"Warrick's ostensible criteria for literary merit do not include such customary ones as character development, narrative, technique, style, and structure; but like the rest of us, she seems rather to enjoy a well-told story." Antioch Review