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  • Science Fiction and Speculative Fictionby P. L. Thomas

    SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99

    Why did Kurt Vonnegut shun being labeled a writer of science fiction (SF)? How did Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin find themselves in a public argument about the nature of SF? This volume explores the broad category of SF as a genre, as one that challenges readers, viewers, teachers, and scholars, and then as one that is often itself challenged... more...

  • Stadt - Mord - Ordnungby Matteo Colombi

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.76

    Auch für den Krimi gilt: Der Westen Europas kennt den Osten selten gut - dennoch ist er von ihm fasziniert. Neben westlichen Krimis werden immer mehr Geschichten aus dem Osten gelesen, die 'dort' oder 'hier' geschrieben werden. Breslau, Budapest, Kiew, Moskau, Prag, Triest und Zagreb werden zu Krimi-Schauplätzen. Für jede dieser Städte wird eine spezifische... more...

  • Stream of Consciousness: Poetics of the Universalby Wuteh Vakunta

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 18.00

    On perusing Stream of Consciousness: Poetics of the Universal by Peter Wuteh Vakunta, one is struck by the eclectic and englobing nature of themes broached. Vakunta?s poetry is both a transversal and longitudinal dissection of our world. The poet assumes the posture of a divinity casting interrogative glances at the deeds of humans. Not a single terrestrial... more...

  • Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Cultureby Justin D. Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume, a collection with contributions from some of the major scholars of the Gothic in literature and culture, reflects on how recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. The engaging essays look into the links between technologies and the proliferation of the Gothic... more...

  • Writing Thrillersby Michael Newton

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 4.99

    In this invaluable guide, thriller master Michael Newton shows you how to develop compelling plots and intriguing characters that grab readers from page 1 and won?t let them go. You?ll learn how to craft heroes and villains that are both believable and original and ground them in situations that push them to the limits of physical, emotional, and... more...

  • The A to Z of Fantasy Literatureby Brian Stableford

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in... more...

  • Afrofuturismby Ytasha L. Womack

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comix, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. With a twofold aim to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists strive to break down racial, ethnic, and all social limitations to empower and free individuals to be themselves.... more...

  • Alternate Historyby Kathleen Singles

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 133.00

    While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and freedom of choice, contingency and necessity.... more...

  • Exoticizing the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fictionby Elodie Rousselot

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This collection of essays is dedicated to examining the recent literary phenomenon of the 'neo-historical' novel, a sub-genre of contemporary historical fiction which critically re-imagines specific periods of history. more...

  • The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fictionby Katherine Cooper; Emma Short

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history. more...