publication . Article . 2016

Terraforming and the city

Pak, Chris;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Oct 2016
  • Publisher: Universidad de Alcalá
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Science fictional depictions of cities have explored a variety of utopian and dystopian modes of habitation and control that have fed into popular imagination regarding the shape of future societies. The intersection between terraforming, the adaptation of planetary landscapes, and the interfaces for these interventions into multiple environments (the city) have accrued new resonances in the contemporary context of climate change. This paper considers the relationshipbetween non-human nature and the city in narratives of terraforming from H.G. Wells’s "The Shape of Things to Come" (1933), the American pulp sf of the 1950s, Frederick Turner’s "Genesis" (1988) and...
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free text keywords: Urbanism, Town planning, Science fiction, Ecology, Terraforming, Geoengineering, Urbanismo, Planificación urbana, Ciencia ficción, Ecología, Terraformación, Geoingeniería, Literatura, Medio ambiente, Literature, Environmental science
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