Science Fiction and the Utopian Imagination
Edited By Tom Moylan
Many have helped me in my work on this book. Jack Zipes’s encouragement and criticism have been there since the beginning. Others who read and made suggestions on parts of the book include Tom Anderson, Stanley Aronowitz, Mary Kenny Badami, Janice Bogstad, Samuel R. Delany, Teresa de Lauretis, Catherine McClenahan, and Lyman Tower Sargent. The errors and shortcomings are my own.
I thank the University of Wisconsin for the sabbatical grant which allowed me to complete the work, and I thank my colleagues, department chairpersons, and deans in the University of Wisconsin Center System for their support. I am appreciative of my students whose response to the novels discussed here taught me more than I found on my own. Typists Gunnar Lutz, Betty Gygax, Bonnie Siedlewski, and Claire Wroblewski deserve particular recognition. And Janice Price, Jane Armstrong, and Sarah Pearsall, of Methuen, deserve to know how grateful I am for their commitment to this project.
I thank my friends, especially those in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Youghal, County Cork and those who participated in the Summer Institutes on Culture and Society and in the discussions on science fiction that developed over several years of Wiscon: the annual science fiction convention held in Madison, Wisconsin.
Special thanks go to my father, Thomas Michael Moylan, Chris Christie, Jim Cheney, Bernie Gendron, Ian Harris, Fredric Jameson, Sean Keane, Mark McCraw, John A. Murphy, Basil O’Leary, Alan Prim. And, to Áine O Brien.
I hope that this...
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