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- Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 24.95
An invaluable introduction to the life and work of one of today's most important cultural critics. Studied on most undergraduate literary and cultural studies courses, Fredric Jameson's writing targets subjects from architecture to science fiction, cinema to global capitalism. Of his works, The Political Unconscious remains one of the most widely... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 26.95
Science Fiction is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most popular areas of modern culture. This second edition reflects how the field is rapidly changing in both its practice and its critical reception. With an entirely new conclusion and all other chapters fully reworked and updated, this volume includes: a concise history... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 31.00
The History of Science Fiction traces the origin and development of science fiction from Ancient Greece up to the present day. The author is both an academic literary critic and acclaimed creative writer of the genre. Written in lively, accessible prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fandom. more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
In March 2004 a group led by Nick Du Toit and former SAS member Simon Mann tried to overthrow the tyrannical Obiang Nguema, president of Equatorial Guinea. They were working for investors, allegedly including Mark Thatcher and "J.H. Archer", who wanted to seize control of Africa's third largest oil producer. Roberts tells how the coup was set up and... more...
- Artisan 2012; US$ 20.95
Learn to cook from the best chefs in America Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet , set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to José Andrés's home... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00
Riddles are threaded through The Hobbit , and are key to Tolkien's creative imagination. The Riddles of The Hobbit situates this novel and the rest of Tolkien's writing in the context of Old English riddling culture, and more modern day examples; it sets out to solve the many riddles of the novel in original and often surprising ways. more...
- OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 89.99
Landor's Cleanness is the first comprehensive study of Walter Savage Landor's writing for nearly half a century. It addresses the whole of Landor's prodigious output over the seven decades of his writing life offering 'cleanness'as the organising principle by which this body of work should be read. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.00
As a self-taught chef and creator of The Amateur Gourmet website, Adam Roberts knows the challenges you face in bringing fresh, creative homemade meals to the table without burning down the house or bruising your self-esteem. But as he shows in this exciting new book, the effort is worth it and good eating doesn?t have to be difficult. To prove his... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.28
As an unemployed, poverty-stricken South African in London, Nicole began to pen her thoughts on her two-year experience into her diary. These rambles were to become a weekly column in the South African, the expat newspaper in London, after a chance meeting with the editor, Greg. Greg's job exposed him to lots of useful information such as how to get... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95
The night-time economy represents a particular challenge for planners and town centre managers. In the context of liberalised licensing and a growing culture around the '24-hour city', the desire to foster economic growth and to achieve urban regeneration has been set on a collision course with the need to maintain social order. Roberts and Eldridge... more...