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A Distant Technology: Science Fiction Film and the Machine Age

  title={A Distant Technology: Science Fiction Film and the Machine Age},
  author={Michael Peters},
  journal={Literature-film Quarterly},
A Distant Technology: Science Fiction Film and the Machine Age J. P. Telotte, A Distant Technology: Science Fiction Film and the Machine Age. Hanover: Wesleyan UP, 1999. 218 pp. $45 cloth; $19.95 paper. Most genre connoisseurs are familiar enough with the big films-Metropolis (1926), Paris qui dort (1924), Frankenstein (1931), and so on-but few scholarly texts deal specifically with the international science fiction of the 1920s and '30s. Author J. P. Telotte finally addressed that problem with… 

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