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Alternate History: Playing with Contingency and Necessity Kathleen Singles

Alternate History: Playing with Contingency and Necessity

Kathleen Singles

Published April 20th 2013
ISBN : 9783110272482
Hardcover
360 pages
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 About the Book 

While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to aMoreWhile, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and freedom of choice, contingency and necessity. For the very first time, Alternate Histories are here discussed against the backdrop of their Other, Future Narratives. The volume contains in-depth analyses of the classics of the genre.