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  • From Utopia to Apocalypseby Peter Y. Paik

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    "I read Peter Y. Paik?s lucid, graceful, ruthless book in one single astonished sitting. I scarred it all over with arrows and exclamation points, so I can read it again as soon as possible." ? Bruce Sterling   Revolutionary narratives in recent science fiction graphic novels and films compel audiences to reflect on the politics and societal ills... more...

  • From Alien to the Matrixby Roz Kaveney

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 20.00

    Written by a world expert in Science Fiction, From Alien to The Matrix is a hugely entertaining and enlightening read and a new critical approach to SF films that considers them as autonomous creations and contributions to the genre and to the broader culture. Kaveney looks at the movies of alien invasion and movie franchises, and offers a celebration... more...

  • Asian Horrorby Andy Richards

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 16.98

    Since Japanese horror sensations The Ring and Audition first terrified Western audiences at the turn of the millenium, there's been a growing appreciation of Asia as the hotbed of the world's best horror movies. Over the last decade Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Hong Kong have all produced a steady stream of stylish supernatural thrillers and psychological... more...

  • The Science Fiction Handbookby M. Keith Booker; Anne-Marie Thomas

    Wiley 2009; US$ 125.95

    The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible survey of one of the literary world's most fascinating genres. Includes separate historical surveys of key subgenres including time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian science fiction Each subgenre survey includes an... more...

  • Battlestar Galactica and Philosophyby Josef Steiff; Tristan D. Tamplin

    Open Court 2008; US$ 18.95

    In attempting to retain her "human" side, does Sharon really have free will? Is killing a Cylon murder or garbage disposal? These are some of the questions addressed in this thoughtful collection of writings on the philosophical underpinnings of Battlestar, Galactica. The book includes a brief analysis of the original 1970s and 80s series but concentrates... more...

  • Science Fiction, Imperialism and the Third Worldby Ericka Hoagland; Reema Sarwal

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Though science fiction is often thought of as a Western phenomenon, the genre has long had a foothold in countries as diverse as India and Mexico. These fourteen critical essays examine both the role of science fiction in the third world and the role of the third world in science fiction. Topics covered include science fiction in Bengal, the genre's... more...

  • Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Filmby Roslyn Weaver; Donald E. Palumbo; C.W. Sullivan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Australia has been a frequent choice of location for narratives about the end of the world in science fiction and speculative works, ranging from pre-colonial apocalyptic maps to key literary works from the last fifty years. This critical work explores the role of Australia in both apocalyptic literature and film. Works and genres covered include Nevil... more...

  • The Apocalypse Is Everywhere: A Popular History of America's Favorite Nightmareby Anne Rehill

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 54.95

    This wide-ranging exploration of the apocalypse in Western culture seeks to understand how we have come to be so preoccupied with spectacular visions of our own annihilation?offering abundant examples of the changing nature of our imagined destruction, and predisposing readers to discover many more all around them. more...

  • Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreamsby Christopher Bolton; Istvan Jr. Csicsery-Ronay; Takayuki Tatsumi

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 60.00

    Since the end of the Second World War?and particularly over the last decade?Japanese science fiction has strongly influenced global popular culture. Unlike American and British science fiction, its most popular examples have been visual?from Gojira (Godzilla) and Astro Boy in the 1950s and 1960s to the anime masterpieces Akira and Ghost in the... more...

  • Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy [2 volumes]by Robin Reid

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 249.95

    Works of science fiction and fantasy increasingly explore gender issues, feature women as central characters, and are written by women writers. This book examines women's contributions to science fiction and fantasy across a range of media and genres, such as fiction, nonfiction, film, television, art, comics, graphic novels, and music. The first... more...