A Postcolonial Imagination: Kim Stanley Robinson's <i>Mars</i>

in Science Fiction and Empire

Published by Liverpool University Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9781846310249
Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781846314018
A Postcolonial Imagination: Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars

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This chapter discusses Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy as it presents a traditional approach in the exploitation of power and imperialism. The narrative illustrates the nature of imperial development as it explores the progression of the political state of the neo-empire. An amalgam of cultures materializes as the new Martians proclaim their independence and detailed accounts by Robinson illustrates the interplanetary chaos. The text also states that Robinson's construction of narratives leads the readers from the contemporary into postcontemporary images.

Keywords: Kim Stanley Robinson; Mars trilogy; imperialism; neo-imperialism; empire in science fiction

Chapter.  10088 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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