China Mieville lecture: Cognition as Ideology, a dialectic of Science fiction theory

In this lecture Mieville analyses the theoretical distinction between science fiction and fantasy and challenges the common assumption that science fiction is superior to fantasy. I found this very interesting because Mieville has pioneered a new subgenre of science fiction/fantasy called ‘New Weird’, which is described as urban fantasy written with science fiction rigor, and Perdidio Street Station was the novel that started off the New Weird subgenre.

[There are 7 parts to this video so follow the links on youtube to watch the other 6 parts]

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