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  • 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...

  • Science Fictionby Adam Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 26.95

    Science Fiction is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most popular areas of modern culture. This second edition reflects how the field is rapidly changing in both its practice and its critical reception. With an entirely new conclusion and all other chapters fully reworked and updated, this volume includes: a concise history... more...

  • Science Fiction Theologyby Alan Gregory

    Baylor University Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Explores the sublime in Christian theology and science fiction. more...

  • Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fictionby Victoria Flanagan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction is not a historical study or a survey of narrative plots, but takes a more conceptual approach that engages with the central ideas of posthumanism: the fragmented nature of posthuman identity, the concept of agency as distributed and collective and the role of embodiment in understandings of selfhood.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Write Short Stories - and Get Them Publishedby Zoe Fairbairns

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 15.98

    Everything you need not only to craft and shape your short stories, but also how and where to publish them and attract attention from publishers and competition judges. more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • 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...