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The DREAMS OUR STUFF IS MADE OF

How Science Fiction Conquered the World

by Thomas M. Disch

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Free Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -,
  • Science fiction,
  • Science Fiction - General,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • General,
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Science Fiction,
  • History and criticism,
  • Literature and society

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7722435M
    ISBN 100684859785
    ISBN 109780684859781

      From Stella Rosa McDonald. Like its namesake, The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of considers the connections between science fiction and the real world, with a suite of invited artists making works in response to science fiction texts at the urging of curator artist Jonathon McBurnie. As science fiction chews up the past and spits out the future, we see new realities being made from old fictions.


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From one of science fiction’s most acclaimed novelists comes this engrossing journey through the books, movies, and television programs that have shaped our perspective of both the present and the future.

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