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dc.contributor.authorLong, Bruce Raymond
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-04T22:49:00Z
dc.date.available2010-02-04T22:49:00Z
dc.date.issued2010-02-04T22:49:00Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/5838
dc.descriptionMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)en_AU
dc.description.abstractInformationist Science Fiction theory provides a way of analysing science fiction texts and narratives in order to demonstrate on an informational basis the uniqueness of science fiction proper as a mode of fiction writing. The theoretical framework presented can be applied to all types of written texts, including non-fictional texts. In "Informationist Science Fiction Theory and Informationist Science Fiction" the author applies the theoretical framework and its specific methods and principles to various contemporary science fiction works, including works by William Gibson, Neal Stephenson and Vernor Vinge. The theoretical framework introduces a new informational theoretic re-framing of existing science fiction literary theoretic posits such as Darko Suvin's novum, the mega-text as conceived of by Damien Broderick, and the work of Samuel R Delany in investigating the subjunctive mood in SF. An informational aesthetics of SF proper is established, and the influence of analytic philosophy - especially modal logic - is investigated. The materialist foundations of the metaphysical outlook of SF proper is investigated with a view to elucidating the importance of the relationship between scientific materialism and SF. SF is presented as The Fiction of Veridical, Counterfactual and Heterogeneous Information.en_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydney.en_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis.
dc.rights.urihttp://www.library.usyd.edu.au/copyright.html
dc.subjectScience Fictionen_AU
dc.subjectInformation Theoryen_AU
dc.subjectInformationismen_AU
dc.subjectAnti-simulacraen_AU
dc.subjectSimulacraen_AU
dc.subjectInformation Typesen_AU
dc.subjectVeridical informationen_AU
dc.subjectLiterary theoryen_AU
dc.subjectPseudo-informationen_AU
dc.subjectWilliam Gibsonen_AU
dc.subjectIain M Banksen_AU
dc.subjectNeal Stephensonen_AU
dc.subjectAlastair Reynoldsen_AU
dc.subjectScience Fiction Theoryen_AU
dc.subjectNovumen_AU
dc.subjectPseudo-novumen_AU
dc.subjectCharacter-novumen_AU
dc.subjectAuto-novumen_AU
dc.subjectPseudo novumen_AU
dc.subjectcharacter novumen_AU
dc.subjectDarko Suvinen_AU
dc.subjectN. Katherine Haylesen_AU
dc.subjectWilliam Paulsonen_AU
dc.subjectHigh informationen_AU
dc.subjectClaude E Shannonen_AU
dc.subjectAdrian Molesen_AU
dc.subjectHyperrealen_AU
dc.subjectHyperrealityen_AU
dc.subjectHyperreal informationen_AU
dc.subjectSamuel R Delanyen_AU
dc.subjectDamien Brodericken_AU
dc.subjectDavid Lewisen_AU
dc.subjectTransrealismen_AU
dc.subjectTransrealist Manifestoen_AU
dc.subjectSF Mega-texten_AU
dc.subjectSF Codonen_AU
dc.subjectThomas Pynchonen_AU
dc.subjectInformation Synthesisen_AU
dc.subjectSynthesisen_AU
dc.subjectMultivariate nexusen_AU
dc.subjectHeterogeneous information profileen_AU
dc.subjectCognitive Aestheticen_AU
dc.subjectComplexityen_AU
dc.subjectAesthetic of Complexityen_AU
dc.subjectVeridical Informationen_AU
dc.titleInformationist Science Fiction Theory and Informationist Science Fictionen_AU
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_AU
dc.date.valid2009en_AU


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