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Fin-de-Siecle Fictions, 1890s-1990s: Apocalypse, Technoscience, Empire Aris Mousoutzanis

Fin-de-Siecle Fictions, 1890s-1990s: Apocalypse, Technoscience, Empire

Aris Mousoutzanis

Published June 9th 2014
ISBN : 9781306838122
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269 pages
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H.G. Wells wanted his epitaph to be God damn you all, I told you so. But how accurate were his predictions of industrial warfare and global conflict, especially as his descriptions of an aerial bombing of New York in War in the Air has beenMoreH.G. Wells wanted his epitaph to be God damn you all, I told you so. But how accurate were his predictions of industrial warfare and global conflict, especially as his descriptions of an aerial bombing of New York in War in the Air has been compared to the terrorist attacks of 9/11? Did the late Victorians really discover the future or did the 1990s simply recycle the 1890s? At the aftermath of 2012, this book is looking backward and identifies startling connections between the apocalyptic fantasies of the last two centuries ends and traces intriguing links between Nietzsche and chaos theory, Dracula and The X-Files, the Borg Queen and H. Rider Haggards Ayesha, among others.