Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction Paperback – May 20 1993
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"Bukatman's book fills an important gap."
--Norman Fischer, "Extrapolation"
"[A] wide-ranging excavation of cyber-culture. . . ."
--Steve Beard, "Arena"
"[I]lluminating. . . insightful in its range of theories and fictions. . . ."
--Erik Davis, "Voice Literary Supplement"
""Terminal Identity" gathers together an extremely impressive . . . array of post-modernist attempts to assess 'the narration of new technological modes of being in the world.'"
--John Clute, "Times Literary Supplement"
"This is 'the book' on science fiction and cyber technology--there is just so much information here it is mind boggling. . . . If you plan on buying any theoretical book this year, make it "Terminal Identity,""
""Terminal Identity" offers a definitive formulation of science fiction within a philosophical framework of techno-culture. . . . Bukatman has designed a kind of map of the technological unconscious which constitutes a surrealist discourse on the fusion of bodies and machines."
--Catherine Russell, "Canadian Journal of Film Studies"
"[G]roundbreaking. . . . "Terminal Identity "has a valuable theoretical contribution to make to the burgeoning para-literature on cyberpunk and its related cultural tropes. Besides that, it's a tremendously well-informed science fiction source-book which covers everyone from Brian Aldiss to Pamela Zoline. Destined to become a seminal text."
--Steve Beard, "I-D"
""Terminal Identity" is a landmark book that should be read by all serious scholars of contemporary SF and postmodern culture. In his wide-ranging study, Bukatman does a much-needed job of synthesizing numerous studies of postmodernism and of SF literature and film to give us a new perspective on changing representations of the human subject in the electronic age. . . . "Terminal Identity" is well worth reading and impressive for its range of reference and synthesis of ideas."
--Andrew Gordon, "Science-Fiction Studies"
"A major addition to the critical study of science fiction. . . . [Bukatman's] analyses of the tropes and metaphors found in recent SF illuminate key areas of concern for postmodernism generally."--Larry McCaffery, editor of "Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Fiction"
"Scott Bukatman is a smart man who has been thinking hard and paying a lot of attention. People should listen to him."--Bruce Sterling, author of "The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier"
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"This book should appeal to . . . anyone in the humanities disciplines working within the discourses of postmodernism. The scholarship is absolutely superior."--Vivian Sobchack, author of "Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film"See all Product Description
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