The parapraxes of globalisation: Jules Verne and the unconscious of science fiction
Bould, M. (2009) The parapraxes of globalisation: Jules Verne and the unconscious of science fiction. In: Extraordinary Voyages: Jules Verne and Beyond - the 2009 J. Lloyd Eaton Conference, University of California at Riverside, 1 - 3 May 2009.
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This essay argues that sf has long been engaged in mapping – often unconsciously – the processes of globalisation and empire. It illustrates this argument with an analysis of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas.