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  • The Cambridge Companion to Science Fictionby Edward James; Farah Mendlesohn

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction. more...

  • A Companion to Science Fictionby David Seed

    Wiley 2008; US$ 209.95

    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...

  • To Seek Out New Worldsby Jutta Weldes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    This volume explores the science fiction/world politics intertext. Through detailed analyses of such texts as Blade Runner, Stalker, Star Trek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction.... 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$ 29.95

    The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives ? their behavior,... more...

  • Hollow Earthby David Standish

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    A remarkable cultural history of what might exist under the Earth?s surface-as reflected in mythology, religion, science, literature, and good old crackpottery more...

  • Poetik des Briefromansby Gideon Stiening; Robert Vellusig

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    The ?novel in letters? is regarded as the epitome of sentimentality, yet its forms of expression are actually more nuanced than the typical verdict of literary historians would suggest. Based upon a consideration of the epistemological and media-historical contexts of the epistolary novel, this volume presents illustrative interpretations... more...

  • Conspiracy of Secretsby Bobbie Neate

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74

    This is an engaging biographical detective story delving into a dark and mysterious family secret?who was Louis T Stanley? Now a hundred years later the story of one of the greatest cover-ups in British political history is revealed by Louis T Stanley?s step-daughter. Louis T Stanley was the illegitimate son of the serving Prime Minister of Great Britain,... more...

  • Ghostly Tales of Michiganby Ryan Jacobson

    Adventure Publications 2010; US$ 5.99

    This collection features 27 of the scariest, most surprising ghost stories of Michigan; they're perfect for sharing beside the campfire. more...