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Simulacra in Science Fiction

Published Online: 11 Dec 2014
Volume & Issue: Volume 6 (2014) - Issue 2 (December 2014)
Page range: 28 - 38
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Journal
eISSN
2450-8497
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1337-9291
First Published
10 Jul 2014
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The paper examines the concept of simulacra, focusing on their employment in contemporary science fiction. It provides examples from literature as well as from popular cinematography, in order to present the topic in a more familiar context. These examples include Wachowski’s The Matrix, Gibson’s Neuromancer and Fassbinder’s Welt am Draht reflected in the light of ideas of theorists such as Baudrillard and Deleuze. The purpose of this paper is to provide the basic notion of the concept in connection with the science fiction genre, while also offerring a wide range of subject-related material

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