Fascinating! Popular Science Communication and Literary Science Fiction: The Shared Features of Awe and Fascination and Their Significance to Ideas of Science Fictions as Vehicles for Critical Debate About Scientific Enterprises and Their Ethical Implications

Gitte Meyer

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    Some see literary Science Fiction as a possible vehicle for critical discussions about the future development and the ethical implications of science-based technologies. According to that understanding, literary Science Fiction constitutes a variety of science communication. Along related lines, popular science communication with science fiction features might be expected to serve a similar purpose. Only, it is far from obvious that it actually works that way.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScience Fiction, Ethics and the Human Condition
    EditorsChristian Baron, Peter Nicolai Halvorsen, Christine Cornea
    Number of pages22
    Place of PublicationCham
    Publication date2017
    ISBN (Print)9783319565750
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319565774
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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