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Science Fiction in the Era of Ecocatastrophe

  1. 1. Dr Caroline Edwards Senior Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature Birkbeck, University of London
  2. 2. Science fiction and the non-human Image from the cover of Nnedi Okorafor, Lagoon (2014)
  3. 3. Men of the West, “The Ents of Middle-earth, available on YouTube
  4. 4. Anti-anthropomorphism “Afterwards 2” by chiaralily shared under a CC BY-NC license
  5. 5. W. D. Hay The Doom of the Great City (1880) Richard Jefferies After London; or, Wild England (1885) Ecocatastrophe narratives
  6. 6. H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds (1898)
  7. 7. artwork for Jeff Wayne’s musical adaptation of War of the Worlds, available on YouTube
  8. 8. Image from AccuWeather.com
  9. 9. Image from KCRW.com
  10. 10. Arcadian revenge Image – cover of Alan Weisman, The World Without Us (St. Martin's Thomas Dunne Books, 2007)
  11. 11. She switches easily as we do between the words of the conductors and our language, the language of the earth. Her communicative presence is radiant heavy metal, searing crystallized magnetic lines of meteoric iron, and more complex layers underneath all this… (The Stone Sky, pp. 47-8)
  12. 12. Gisèle Freund, Walter Benjamin in the Bibliothèque Nationale (1939)

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