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  • Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fictionby Marek C. Oziewicz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book is the first to offer a justice-focused cognitive reading of modern YA speculative fiction in its narrative and filmic forms. It links the expansion of YA speculative fiction in the 20 th century with the emergence of human and civil rights movements, with the communitarian revolution in conceptualizations of justice, and with spectacular... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • Clockwork Rhetoricby Barry Brummett

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    How the language of the imaginatively styled movement attracts followers to steampunk aesthetic 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...

  • 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...