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Origins of Futuristic Fiction

Origins of Futuristic Fiction( )
Author: Alkon, Paul K.
ISBN:978-0-8203-0932-3
Publication Date:Dec 1987
Publisher:University of Georgia Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $44.95
Book Description:

For nearly two thousand years, the future was a realm reserved for prophets, poets, astrologers, and practitioners of deliberative rhetoric. Then in 1659 the French writer Jacques Guttin published his romance Epigone, which carried the subtitle "the history of the future century." Unlike the stories of space travel that were popular at the time, or the tales of travel to distant earthly lands which had long been a familiar literary genre, Guttin's romance described human...
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Book Details
Pages:358
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Science Fiction & Fantasy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.75 x 9.13 Inches
Book Weight:1.65 Pounds



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