Fiction in the Quantum Universe
In this outstanding book Susan Strehle argues that a new fiction has developed from the influence of modern physics. The changed physical world appears in both content and form in some of the most ambitious recent fiction, which Strehle names "actualism"
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ACTUALISM Fiction in the Quantum Universe
Gravitys Rainbow and the Fiction of Quantum Continuity
The Public Burning and the Accidents of History
J R and the Matter of Energy
LETTERS and the Relative Frame
Cats Eye and the Subjective Author
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