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  • Parabolas of Science Fictionby Brian Attebery; Veronica Hollinger

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    Essays about the inherently collaborative nature of science fiction 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...

  • Wizards, Aliens, and Starshipsby Charles L. Adler

    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...

  • More Forensics and Fictionby D P Lyle

    Medallion Media Group 2012; US$ 4.99

    This compilation of medical and forensic science questions from crime writers around the world provides insight into medical and forensic science as well as a glimpse into the writer?s creative mind. How do hallucinogenic drugs affect a blind person? Will snake venom injected into fruit cause death? How would you perform CPR in a helicopter? What... more...

  • Holy Sci-Fi!by Paul J. Nahin

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    Can a computer have a soul Are religion and science mutually exclusive Is there really such a thing as free will If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you) For hundreds of years, philosophers, scientists and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more.In Holy Sci-Fi!, popular writer Paul Nahin explores... more...

  • The Poetics of Science Fictionby Peter Stockwell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the extreme conditions offered by science fiction to develop... more...

  • A Quest of Her Ownby Lori M. Campbell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of new essays seeks to define the unique qualities of female heroism in literary fantasy from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in the 1950s through the present. Building upon traditional definitions of the hero in myth and folklore as the root genres of modern fantasy, the essays provide a multi-faceted view of an important fantasy... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literatureby M. Keith Booker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    This new volume by Booker in the 'Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts' series is a worthy successor to Brian Stableford's earlier Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature , reprinted in paperback as The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature . The entry for Stableford describes that book as 'the first edition,' suggesting... 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...

  • Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novelby Percy G. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although much has been written about how the novel relates to the epic, the drama, or autobiography, no one has clearly analyzed the complex connections between prose fiction as it evolved before 1800 and the literature of travel, which by that date had a long and colorful history. Percy Adams skilfully portrays the emergence of the novel in the... more...