Elements of Science Fiction and the Fascination with the Post-human Gaze in Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos Cover Image

Elements of Science Fiction and the Fascination with the Post-human Gaze in Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos
Elements of Science Fiction and the Fascination with the Post-human Gaze in Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos

Author(s): Andrei Simut
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Science fiction; Kurt Vonnegut; Bio-apocalypse; Post-human.

Summary/Abstract: Our paper examines the functions and uses of science fiction strategies, the structure of the apocalyptic narrative and the post-human perspective in Kurt Vonnegut’s prose, especially in his comic bio-apocalypse Galápagos. We also analyze the functions of the “post-human gaze” for the representation of an impossible event, namely the end of human species and its replacement with an inferior humanoid species, also to be compared with other bio-apocalypses.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 282-291
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English