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11 - Convergence

from Part III - Themes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 September 2021

Joshua Miller
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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Mark Goble uses the concept of convergence to explore the implications of formal and temporal compression, economy, and slowness in an age of unprecedented expansion and speedup. Richard McGuire’s Here presents an extreme example of spatial restriction and temporal expansion, while novels by Ruth Ozeki, Richard Powers, and William Gibson juxtapose ecological, scientific, technological, and theological timespans to human ones in ways that echo postmodern and science fiction precursors, but with very different aims and warnings in mind for denizens of the Anthropocene.

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Print publication year: 2021

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  • Convergence
  • Edited by Joshua Miller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Twenty-First Century American Fiction
  • Online publication: 02 September 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108974288.015
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  • Convergence
  • Edited by Joshua Miller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Twenty-First Century American Fiction
  • Online publication: 02 September 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108974288.015
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  • Convergence
  • Edited by Joshua Miller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Twenty-First Century American Fiction
  • Online publication: 02 September 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108974288.015
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