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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fantasyby Dr Rosemary Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    This study argues against vague interpretations of fantasy as mere escapism and seeks to define it as a distinct kind of narrative. A general theoretical section introduces recent work on fantasy, notably Tzventan Todorov's The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre (1973). Dr Jackson, however, extends Todorov's ideas to include aspects... more...

  • Romanceby Barbara Fuchs

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Often derided as an inferior form of literature, 'romance' as a literary mode or genre defies satisfactory definition, dividing critics, scholars and readers alike. This useful guidebook traces the myriad transformations of 'romance' from medieval courtly love to Mills and Boon, and claims that its elusive and complex nature serves as a touchstone... more...

  • A Companion to Science Fictionby David Seed

    Wiley 2008; US$ 202.95

    A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of science fiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debating cultural issues. Essays by an international... more...

  • Jules Verneby Edmund J. Smyth

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 70.00

    This collection of essays reflect the diversity of approaches currently being brought to bear on the writings of Jules Verne. more...

  • The A to Z of Utopianismby James M. Morris; Andrea L. Kross

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    This reference contains more than 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on utopian thought and experimentation that span the centuries from ancient times to the present. more...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 25.95

    As Jack Zipes convincingly shows in this classic work, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. How and why did certain authors try to influence children or social images of children? more...