Gothic science fiction

Gothic Science Fiction

Gothic science fiction

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Gothic science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction that, as the name suggests, also involves gothic conventions.

Some of the more obvious examples of the subgenre feature vampires explained in a science fiction context, commonly that vampires are alien or those infected by a disease as in (Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend), or products of parallel evolution (George R. R. Martin's novel Fevre Dream) or in (Kate Nevermore's novel Blood of the Living). Some feature entire planets of vampires, or vampire-like creatures (such as the comic book Vampirella).

In his history of science fiction, Billion Year Spree, Brian Aldiss contends that science fiction itself is an outgrowth of gothic fiction-- pointing to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein as an example."cience fiction is the search for a definition of man and his status in the universe which will stand in our advanced but confused state of knowledge (science) and is characteristically cast in the Gothic or post-Gothic mode."Originally published in Billion Year Spree (1973); The blend can also be detected quite explicitly in Jules Verne's novel Le Ch√Ęteau des Carpathes.

Other examples of the subgenre feature other traditionally gothic tropes in new settings, such as:
  • Damsels in distress in faraway future
  • Gothic planetary romance
  • Gothic futuristic romance


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