The Paranormal And The Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television by Aaron GulyasThe Paranormal And The Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television by Aaron Gulyas

The Paranormal And The Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television

byAaron Gulyas

Hardcover | June 11, 2015

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This book explores a genre of American science fiction television which emerged in the 1990s-that of conspiratorial science fiction. These shows blended traditional science fiction, fantasy, and horror tropes with a strand of cultural thought which became prominent in the 1990s and into the twenty-first century: an assertion that shadowy figures within the US government were responsible for a massive cover-up of the "truth" about a wide variety of things from alien abductions to secret weapons programs.
Aaron John Gulyas is associate professor of history at Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan, and also serves as a Faculty Technology Consultant for the college's Center for Teaching and Learning. He is the author of Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist: Alien Contact Tales since the 1950s (2013).
Title:The Paranormal And The Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction TelevisionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 9.26 × 6.29 × 0.79 inPublished:June 11, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442251131

ISBN - 13:9781442251137

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: Conspiracy Theory and the Paranormal in the Late Twentieth CenturyChapter 2: Paranoid and Paranormal Precursors from the 1960s to the 1990sChapter 3: The X-Files: The Intersection of Real and Manufactured MythologyChapter 4: "History as We Know It Is a Lie": Dark Skies, Roswell, and Paranoid History in 1990s TelevisionChapter 5: Sinister Forces: The Conspiratorial Mood in 1990s Science Fiction TelevisionChapter 6: Our Dark Future: The Intersection of Conspiracy and TechnologyEpilogue: Changing Times and Changing FearsVideographyBibliographyIndexAbout the Author

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