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Yellow, Black, Metal, and Tentacled

Yellow, Black, Metal, and Tentacled

The Race Question in American Science Fiction

Chapter:
(p.199) Yellow, Black, Metal, and Tentacled
Source:
Black and Brown Planets
Author(s):
Edward James
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0014

Accepting that racial science, written almost exclusively by white men, has created social conflict for people of color as well as other ethnic groups in the United States, James argues, in “Yellow, Black, Metal and Tentacled: the Race Question in American Science Fiction,” how racist attitudes and widespread prejudices have shaped science fiction in the twentieth century by examining various SF motifs in the work of M.P. Shiel, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert A. Heinlein, among others.

Keywords:   Yellow Peril, Racism, blacks, civil rights, robots

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