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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Capitalocene Dreams : Dark Tales of Near Futures & The 21st Century Catastrophe : Hyper-capitalism and Severe Climate Change in Science Fiction
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'This thesis investigates the research question: What is the role of speculative fiction in a climate changed world? The short story collection: Capitalocene Dreams: Dark Tales of Near Futures explores life on the fringes of disintegrating Australian enclaves during the dying days of neoliberal excess. The exegesis: The 21st Century Catastrophe: Hyper-capitalism and Severe Climate Change in Science Fiction, contrasts ecocatastrophe science fiction of the sixties and seventies with contemporary climate or Anthropocene fiction.'

Source: Curtin University.

Notes

  • PhD Thesis, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University of Technology, 2018.

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Awards

2019 winner Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award for 'The 21st Century Catastrophe: Hyper-capitalism and Severe Climate Change in Science Fiction' (exegesis component).
2018 joint winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Convenors' Award
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