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Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction by Motoko Tanaka (auth.)

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The point is to look at what has been revealed through apocalyptic narratives at various times, especially during major transitional periods; apocalypse in the original Greek signifies lifting up the veil to reveal/disclose/uncover the otherwise hidden truth. I am interested here in how apocalyptic narratives have worked as a tool: what kind of tool, for what kind of audience, and in what circumstances. 26 Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction In particular, I focus on two functional characteristics in apocalyptic narratives: apocalypse encompasses opposing values, and apocalypse as a system always reveals what comes after the end.

Many of these try to take a neutral position toward apocalypticism, or give a positive evaluation of apocalyptic literature as canonical texts of subversion that support revolutionary ideologies in the West. Catherine Keller argues that liberation theologians such as Allan Boesak and Pablo Richard regard Saint John as a precursor to their decolonizing project. The famous contemporary theologian Jüngen Moltmann gives Christian eschatology renewed, affirmative meanings by stating that apocalypse is not centered on ending but rather on hope.

17 The first part of the book describes a huge comet crashing into the Earth in the twenty-fifth century, which kills many people; most developed countries are not affected by the comet. The second part of the book illustrates the far future, ten million years after this event, when human civilization has peaked and begins to decline, for the Earth is reaching the end of its life. The planet gradually cools and the Moon begins to change its orbit. The Sun shrinks and the solar system itself begins to die.

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