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  • 21st-Century Gothicby Danel Olson

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 74.99

    Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010. more...

  • The A to Z of Fantasy Literatureby Brian Stableford

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in... 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...

  • Afrofuturismby Ytasha L. Womack

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    In this hip, accessible primer to the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism, author Ytasha Womack introduces readers to the burgeoning community of artists creating Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and N. K. Jemisin to... more...

  • The Aftermathby Sara Michelle

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    From what we’ve calculated, it’s been seven days since The End. We don’t really have a more suitable name for it. There was absolutely no warning. It was three days after Christmas. We were alone and scared. Nobody expected the theories and stories to actually come true. After 2012 passed with no strange activity, the whole idea of the... more...

  • Alternate Historyby Kathleen Singles

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and freedom of choice, contingency and necessity. For the... more...

  • Atrocity and Amnesiaby Robert Boyers

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 29.99

    Working deliberately against the grain of assumptions dominant in the contemporary literary academy, Boyers examines novels by Gunter Grass, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Milan Kundera and others, arguing that it is necessary to speak of character, ethics, and philosophic purpose if one is to understand these works. A penetrating study, Atrocity and Amnesia... more...

  • Beyond Bondby WESLEY BRITTON; BETTY BRITTON

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    At a time when the methods and purposes of intelligence agencies are under a great deal of scrutiny, author Wesley Britton offers an unprecedented look at their fictional counterparts. In Beyond Bond: Spies in Film and Fiction, Britton traces the history of espionage in literature, film, and other media, demonstrating how the spy stories of the 1840s... more...

  • Beyond Cyberpunkby Graham J. Murphy; Sherryl Vint

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book is a collection of essays that considers the continuing cultural relevance of the cyberpunk genre into the new millennium. Cyberpunk is no longer an emergent phenomenon, but in our digital age of CGI-driven entertainment, the information economy, and globalized capital, we have never more been in need of a fiction capable of engaging with... more...

  • Beyond Heaving Bosomsby Sarah Wendell; Candy Tan

    Touchstone 2009; US$ 15.00

    The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name... We do it in the dark. Under the sheets. With a penlight. We wear sunglasses and a baseball hat at the bookstore. We have a "special place" where we store them. Let's face it: Not many folks are willing to publicly admit they love romance novels. Meanwhile, romance continues to be the bestselling fiction... more...