Data Narrator: Digital Chronotopes in Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction

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In this brief comparison of three examples from contemporary Chinese SF, we see the impossible topology of the digital realm envisioned as a lightscape, a seascape, and as a cityscape under surveillance. The digital chronotopes explored include the computer-generated alternative reality in Liu Cixin's The Three-Body Problem, the ocean of data in Tang Fei's “Call Girl,” and language as World Wide Web in Ma Boyong's “The City of Silence.”
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-140
JournalSFRA Review
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Languages and Literature
  • Other Computer and Information Science

Free keywords

  • Digital chronotopes, cyberfiction, science fiction, global science fiction

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