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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Tei Yamashita Jonathan Crisman and Jason Sexton interview Karen Tei Yamashita about motivating and influential features behind her novels and plays, which are difficult to define by genre: they have been called science fiction, speculative fiction, postmodern, postcolonial, magic realist, and...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 27–34.
Published: 01 December 2013
... ziser Living with Speculative Infrastructures Reading our present dilemmas in science fiction s past Science fiction is often charged with na ¨ve technological optimism and historicalamnesia. But for present-day Californians struggling with a wide range ofenvironmental and social problems, science...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 82–86.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of the city, and concludes with some speculation on the future of cultural production in the southern California region. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Los Angeles poetry film fiction L I N E B Y L I N E david lau Drastic Measures in Los Angeles Culture...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... with Manifest Destiny), or it might mean to envision historical or fictional realities (as in the imag- inative work of Hollywood). There are, of course, endless varieties of financial specu- lation, such as land speculation or the mining speculation in the goldfields of Northern California and the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... can distinguish between predictable next steps in addres- sing problems (an urban equivalent of Thomas Kuhn s normal science) and speculative, engaged approaches. The aim of urban humanities is not to create visionary, utopian schemes or science fiction scenarios, but instead to open new paths of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 85–89.
Published: 01 December 2015
... perfectly suited my own intellectual restlessness. All of a sudden, I could teach what I wanted and write about what I wanted. During my first years in Berkeley, I offered an under- graduate lecture course on contemporary fiction in which I comfortably inserted the Hebrew novelist S.Y. Agnon alongside...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 92–94.
Published: 01 March 2015
... die as we do today. The story is of a father who has been optimized giving up his son because he cannot afford the best technology for him. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Futurism Rumspringa artificial intelligence speculative fiction science fiction short...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 37–45.
Published: 01 December 2014
... was largely untrou- bled by anything but the vicissitudes of weather and per- haps the usual quarrels between brothers and their families. The fictional island namesake of California was rich in gold, but Spanish settlers never found the precious yellow metal here. James Marshall fulfilled that...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 3–11.
Published: 01 December 2013
... California’s landscape and environment have informed science fiction, terraforming, utopia, dystopia, and finding a balance between technology and environmentalism. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Science fiction SF speculative fiction Kim Stanley Robinson terraforming...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Kristin Miller This article contemplates the way Northern and Southern California have been used in science fiction films since the 1970s. Continuing a trend the author traces to the 1940s novels Earth Abides and Ape and Essence , Northern California represents possible utopian futures while...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
... fiction to imagine entirely dif- ferent worlds ten, twenty, or a hundred years in the future. While talking about climate change is technically just as much a form of futurism as talking about robots, the term Californians have been desperately trying to keep up with the past at the same time as their...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 56–59.
Published: 01 October 2012
... from offshoring and rampant financial speculation. Violent police raids on Occupy encampments throughout the country bear witness to how difficult and vital it is for disempowered groups to access and lay claim to living space in US cities. Brando Skyhorse s first book of fiction, The Madonnas of Echo...