Gorman, David J.
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Department of English
This dissertation examines the novels of American New Wave Science Fiction authors Philip K. Dick and Ursula K. Le Guin as well as the novels of American Hard Renaissance Science Fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson. This examination places the rhetoric of these three authors into the larger discourse in Science Fiction that metaphorically visualizes the physics of space-time, historiography, periodization, and narrative form. By crafting nonteleological arguments against hard determinism, Dick and Le Guin effect Robinson’s ahistorical perspectives celebrating human agency
Donaldson, Joseph, "History in American New Wave and Hard Renaissance Science Fiction" (2019). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6980.
Northern Illinois University
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