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21st Century South African Science Fiction

Published Online: 2015-03-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/genst-2015-0007


The paper analyses some aspects of South African science fiction, starting with its beginnings in the 1920s and focusing on some 21st century writings. Thus Lauren Beukes’ novels Moxyland (2008) and Zoo City (2010) are taken into consideration in order to present new trends in South African literature and the way science fiction has been marked by Apartheid. The second South African science fiction writer whose writings are examined is Henrietta Rose-Innes (with her novel Nineveh, published in 2011) as this consolidates women's presence in the SF world.

Keywords: Apartheid; otherness; science fiction; South Africa


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Published Online: 2015-03-25

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Gender Studies, Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 93–105, ISSN (Online) 2286-0134, ISSN (Print) 1583-980X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/genst-2015-0007.

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