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- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 29.95
An essential introduction to a rapidly growing field of study, The Fan Fiction Studies Reader gathers in one place the key foundational texts of the fan studies corpus, with a focus on fan fiction. Collected here are important texts by scholars whose groundbreaking work established the field and outlined some of its enduring questions. Editors Karen... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas--for instance, could Mr. Weasley?s flying car in the Harry Potter books really exist? Which concepts might actually happen, and which ones wouldn?t... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95
Human beings have constantly told stories, presented events and placed the world into narrative form. This activity suggests a very basic way of looking at the world, yet, this book argues, even the most seemingly simple of stories is embedded in a complex network of relations. Paul Cobley traces these relations, considering the ways in which humans... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.95
What is fanfiction, and what is it not? Why does fanfiction matter? And what makes it so important to the future of literature? Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and what it means for the way we think about reading, writing, and authorship. It?s a story about literature, community, and technology—about... more...
- Open Court 2013; US$ 21.95
Throughout history, human beings have been strangely fascinated by the monstrous and the macabre. In Horror and the Holy, a study of the classic horror story, Kirk Schneider explains the compelling power of such tales as a result of our thirst for the sacred, and identifies elements of the holy in familiar blood-curdling yarns. True horror arises... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.99
The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal-keeping to editing, offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid. Readers will master key aspects of fiction such as structure, character, voice and setting. Andrew Cowan provides an insightful introduction that brings... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this covert progression through rhetorical narrative criticism.... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 98.00
This head volume of the ?Narrating Futures? series defines and identifies Future Narratives. It parses their characteristic features and aims at an abstract classification of the whole corpus, irrespective of its concrete manifestations across the media. Drawing on different theorems and approaches, it offers a unified theory and a poetics of Future... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.49
This concise guide tells you how to write a novel by using a systematic approach to writing.This guide is written by an author not a 'guru'.A simple step by step breakdown of how to plan each day.No fillers and no theory, just the hard facts in a concise guide.There are many guides about writing novels on the market but how many of them are... more...