By Hilary P. Dannenberg
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Turner 1987, 141–43, my numbering) I will refer to these three types of causation as causal-progenerative, causalmanipulative, and causal-sufﬁcient forms of explanation. Type 1, causation as progeneration, is a cognitive pattern used to comprehend a randomly initiated but causally linked sequence of events in time. ) By contrast, type 2, causation as action, involves the intentional manipulation of events by an agent. The following examples illustrate the historical transition away from a construction of events in which a providential god—implicitly located in a metaworld that is part of the narrative c o gn it i v e pl ot t i ng world—is deemed to be causally manipulating events toward more pluralistic forms of causal justiﬁcation.
Counterfactual scenarios in semirealist texts such as science ﬁction still operate very closely on causal lines, even if the patterns of causation are generated by fantastic plots such as the ﬁctional science of time travel. Thus, in texts like Isaac Asimov’s The End of Eternity (1955) and John Brunner’s Times without Number (1962), time travelers interfere with the causal-progenerative sequences of history, causally manipulating strategic events in order to create a counterfactual version of history.
Likewise, only through a belief in the narrative world can the process of narrative liberation and immersion take place. Seen this way, the reading experience is not so much a “willing suspension of disbelief” (Coleridge 1975, 169) as a willing construction of belief by the reader— the temporary refugee from the real world. A narrative world is thus a mental construction that provides a place of escape and liberty for the human mind to move to beyond the framework of its true ontological spatiotemporal boundaries.