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978-0-7391-9617-5 • Hardback • November 2014 • $114.00 • (£88.00)
978-0-7391-9618-2 • eBook • November 2014 • $108.00 • (£79.00)
Derek Thiess teaches in the department of English at Georgia Gwinnet College.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Namshub of History
Chapter 1: The Forgetful Reader
Chapter 2: Forgetting the Scientific Revolution
Chapter 3: Trivial Literature and the Techno-Pagan Nazi
Chapter 4: The Da Vinci Code Phenomenon and Orthodoxy
Chapter 5: Madness and the Text
About the Author
Relativism, Alternate History, and the Forgetful Reader is timely, original, and essential reading for anyone interested in the fascinating relationship between science fiction and historiography. It combines theoretical sophistication with a detailed knowledge of the relevant texts. I expect it to have a major impact on all subsequent scholarship in the field.
— Clayton Koelb, University of North Carolina