The scientist’s imaginary life: ‘The Manhattan Projects’ comic book series


Abstract


This article analyses the Manhattan Project comic-book series, which recounts an alternative ending to the Second World War, where the Manhattan Project hides another mission more closely related to science fiction. Here we discuss how the concept of the so-called «imaginary life», a term coined by Marcel Schwob, has been applied to the history of science in the twentieth century.


Keywords


Manhattan Project; imaginary life; Marcel Schwob; comics; metaliterature

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