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Scotland as Science Fiction
27 September 2012
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Scotland as Science Fiction, edited by Caroline McCracken-Flesher, contains two essays which look at David Lindsay's fiction in the context of fantastic Scottish literature. J Derrick McClure's "The Other Otherworld: Didactic Fantasy from MacDonald and Lindsay to J Leslie Mitchell" looks at how "a keenly-honed intellectual approach to philosophical questions, an indulgence in lively and sometimes fantastic flights of imagination, and a strongly-emphasised and often uncompromisingly stern moral outlook" combines "with notable frequency in Scottish Literature". Ian Duncan, meanwhile, writes about "Allegory and Cruelty: Gray's Lanark and Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus". You can get a preview of the book via Google books, or order from the publishers, Rowman & Littlefield.

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