Anxiety of Futurism in Science Fiction Works
An analysis of the anxiety of the future depicted in the science fiction works, "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clark, "The Lathe of Heaven" by Ursula K. Le Guin and "When It Changed" by Joanna Russ.
# 102998 | 1,366 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 |
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This paper analyzes the premise of futuristic anxiety in the science fictions works of Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin and Joanna Russ. More specifically, the paper looks at Clarke's "Childhood's End," Le Guin's "The Lathe of Heaven" and Russ' "When It Changed" and provides evidence of the role of anxiety that rises within these author's depictions of the future.
From the Paper:"In conclusion, the premise of this study has been to analyze the premise of futuristic anxiety found within the works of Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Joanna Russ. By evaluating the anxiety of gender separatism, psychological terror, and human evolution in the human future, the premise of change and powerlessness is part of the ideas generated within the prophetically styled writings. In this manner, the worst fears of losing a stable human identity are the basis of anxiety that is foretold in the works of these three science fiction authors. By understanding the fluctuating changes that occur to human beings in a futuristic perspective, the anxiety of change is how science fiction produces prophetically frightening views on the future."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Del Rey, 1987.
- Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Avon, 2000.
- Russ, Joanna. "When It Changed." 2006. Scifi.com. 3 April, 2007. <http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/russ/russ1.html>
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