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Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Alexis Lothian


Old Futures traverses the history of imagined futures from the 1890s to the 2010s, interweaving speculative visions of gender, race, and sexuality from literature, film, and digital media. Centering works by women, queers, and people of color that are marginalized within most accounts of the genre, the book offers a new perspective on speculative fiction studies while reframing established theories of queer temporality by arguing that futures imagined in the past offer new ways to queer the present. Imagined futures have been central to the creation and maintenance of imperial domination and t ... More

Keywords: Afrofuturism, feminism, futurity, LGBT, queer, new media, race, science fiction, speculation, temporality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479811748
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexis Lothian, author
University of Maryland, College Park