Seo-Young Chu


On her book Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation

Cover Interview of June 19, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The Double Lives of Metaphors, Robots, and Other Science-Fictional/Lyric Figures.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Science fiction is an art form in which lyric figures of speech are systematically literalized and consolidated as features of narrative worlds.”

On the second:

“I hope that this book will promote the use of science fiction as a language for exploring everyday existence.”