Alternate History: Playing with Contingency and Necessity

While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and fr...

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Main Author: Singles, Kathleen
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: De Gruyter 2013
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Collection: OAPEN - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and freedom of choice, contingency and necessity. For the very first time, Alternate Histories are here discussed against the backdrop of their Other, Future Narratives. The volume contains in-depth analyses of the classics of the genre.
Physical Description:319
ISBN:9783110272475
9783110272178