The Resource Rumors of war and infernal machines : technomilitary agenda-setting in American and British speculative fiction, Charles E. Gannon, (electronic resource/)

Rumors of war and infernal machines : technomilitary agenda-setting in American and British speculative fiction, Charles E. Gannon, (electronic resource/)

Label
Rumors of war and infernal machines : technomilitary agenda-setting in American and British speculative fiction
Title
Rumors of war and infernal machines
Title remainder
technomilitary agenda-setting in American and British speculative fiction
Statement of responsibility
Charles E. Gannon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This provocative and unique work reveals the remarkably influential role of futuristic literature on contemporary political power in America. Tracing this phenomenon from its roots in Victorian Britain, Gannon convincingly demonstrates that military fiction anticipated and even influenced the evolution of the tank, the development of the airplane, and also the bitter political battles within Britains War Office and the Admiralty. In the United States, future-fictions and Cold-War thrillers were an officially acknowledged factor in the Pentagons R & D agendas, and often gave rise_and shape_to t
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.0876209358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S35
LC item number
G36 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Rumors of war and infernal machines : technomilitary agenda-setting in American and British speculative fiction, Charles E. Gannon, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=246989
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction Assessing Rumors-of War and Infernal Machines; 1 Armageddon by Gaslight: Victorian Visions of Apocalypse; 2 Opportunistic Anticipations and Accidental Insights: William Le Queuxs Exploitation of Edwardian Invasion Anxieties; 3 Promoters of the Probable, Prophets of the Possible: Technological Innovation and Edwardian Near-Future War Fiction; 4 H.G. Wells: The Far-Future War Prophet of Edwardian England; 5 Hard Numbers, Hard Cases, Hard Decisions: Politics and Future-War Fiction in America
  • 6 An Imperfect Future Tense(d) : Anticipations of Atomic Annihilation in Post-War American Science Fiction7 Nuclear Fiction and Silo Psychosis: Narratives of Life in the Shadow of a Mushroom Cloud; 8 Radio Waves, Death Rays, and Transgressive (Sub)Texts: Future-War Fiction in the Wide Black Yonder; 9 Making Man-Machines of Mass Destruction: Future-War Authors as Seers in an Age of Cyborg Soldiers; 10 Cultural Casualties as Collateral Damage: The Fragment-ing/-ation Effects of Future-War Fantasies vs. Fictions; Afterword On Conducting a Literary Reconnaissance in Force-and in Earnest; Notes
Control code
ocn276122783
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unknown
Edition
1st Rowman & Littlefield ed.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BC1D47AF-E61C-4D46-99C8-556886239DA5
Label
Rumors of war and infernal machines : technomilitary agenda-setting in American and British speculative fiction, Charles E. Gannon, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=246989
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction Assessing Rumors-of War and Infernal Machines; 1 Armageddon by Gaslight: Victorian Visions of Apocalypse; 2 Opportunistic Anticipations and Accidental Insights: William Le Queuxs Exploitation of Edwardian Invasion Anxieties; 3 Promoters of the Probable, Prophets of the Possible: Technological Innovation and Edwardian Near-Future War Fiction; 4 H.G. Wells: The Far-Future War Prophet of Edwardian England; 5 Hard Numbers, Hard Cases, Hard Decisions: Politics and Future-War Fiction in America
  • 6 An Imperfect Future Tense(d) : Anticipations of Atomic Annihilation in Post-War American Science Fiction7 Nuclear Fiction and Silo Psychosis: Narratives of Life in the Shadow of a Mushroom Cloud; 8 Radio Waves, Death Rays, and Transgressive (Sub)Texts: Future-War Fiction in the Wide Black Yonder; 9 Making Man-Machines of Mass Destruction: Future-War Authors as Seers in an Age of Cyborg Soldiers; 10 Cultural Casualties as Collateral Damage: The Fragment-ing/-ation Effects of Future-War Fantasies vs. Fictions; Afterword On Conducting a Literary Reconnaissance in Force-and in Earnest; Notes
Control code
ocn276122783
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Rowman & Littlefield ed.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BC1D47AF-E61C-4D46-99C8-556886239DA5

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