Thursday, March 10, 2011


BOLTON, Cristopher, Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime, Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

PDF / 3.5 MB / Eng /292 pag / 0816649731 / 978-0816649730

Cristopher Bolton, el editor de esta obra, es uno de los críticos más reconocidos del mundo. Y tanto reconocimiento no es en vano, como bien demuestra Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams. Es un intento de análisis de la Ciencia ficción japonesa que parte desde la Literatura para culminar en el Animé. Se examinan las obras más importantes de la literatura de ciencia ficción japonesa (lo cual hace de éste un libro único, una joyita...) y se ve al Animé como la expresión moderna y última de aquellos eternos mitos japoneses.
(by pelida77)

Since the end of the Second World War—and particularly over the last decade—Japanese science fiction has strongly influenced global popular culture. Unlike American and British science fiction, its most popular examples have been visual—from Gojira (Godzilla) and Astro Boy in the 1950s and 1960s to the anime masterpieces Akira and Ghost in the Shell of the 1980s and 1990s—while little attention has been paid to a vibrant tradition of prose science fiction in Japan.
Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams remedies this neglect with a rich exploration of the genre that connects prose science fiction to contemporary anime. Bringing together Western scholars and leading Japanese critics, this groundbreaking work traces the beginnings, evolution, and future direction of science fiction in Japan, its major schools and authors, cultural origins and relationship to its Western counterparts, the role of the genre in the formation of Japan’s national and political identity, and its unique fan culture.Covering a remarkable range of texts—from the 1930s fantastic detective fiction of Yumeno Kyûsaku to the cross-culturally produced and marketed film and video game franchise Final Fantasy—this book firmly establishes Japanese science fiction as a vital and exciting genre.

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