Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction (drama criticism)
Bukatman, Scott. Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1993.
Discussion includes the films VIDEODROME, BLADE RUNNER, ROBOCOP (1987), Cronenberg's THE FLY (1986), TRON (1982), and the ALIEN (film) and Terminator series. ". . . Bukatman's thesis [is] that one of the major causes of actual degeneration of the human subject is modern commercial and electronic images and spaces." Rev. Norman Fisher, Extrapolation 35.3 (Fall 1994): 257-59, here quoting 259. SB's essay also cited under title in Literary Criticism.
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