Wonder Down Under: Australian sci-fi 1948-52

Johnson-Woods, Toni (2006) Wonder Down Under: Australian sci-fi 1948-52. Extrapolation, 47 1: 112-122.

Author Johnson-Woods, Toni
Title Wonder Down Under: Australian sci-fi 1948-52
Journal name Extrapolation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0014-5483
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 47
Issue 1
Start page 112
End page 122
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kent
Publisher Kent State University Press
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject CX
Abstract Moral guardians, industry protectionists and concerned citizens (each with their own political agendas) had, or many years, lobbied various Ministers of Customs to regulate the offensive material which flooded the local market-the war effectively opened a protectionist climate in which the local publishing industry nourished (Johnson-Woods Pulp Friction). Though westerns dominated at first, science fiction (i.e., futuristic stories, alternative histories, space exploration, time-travel past and future ) soon followed. Within the decaying and yellowed pages, contemporary readers have a glimpse into the culture of the 1950s and, amusing though some of the predictions are, the cultural and social critic gains some understanding of the anxieties and desires of post-World War II Australia.
Q-Index Code CX

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