Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Matrix: Imagineering the world market
Bould, M. (2009) Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Matrix: Imagineering the world market. In: 'The Future Ain't What it Used to Be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media' Conference, University of Dundee, 17 June 2009.
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This keynote address argues that sf has long been engaged in mapping - often unconsciously - the processes of globalisation and empire. It illustrates this argument with analyses of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas and the Wachowski brothers Matrix trilogy