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- 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95
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...
- Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57
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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 129.95
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... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 60.00
In the Battle of the Somme, almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed on the first day, July 1, 1916. Is it coincidence, given his later writings, that The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien fought in this devastating action? Are such experiences one of the reasons why Western culture so often expresses apocalyptic predispositions and expectations?... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War: American Science Fiction and the Roots of Postmodernism, 1946-1964ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 122.00
The 1950s are widely regarded as the golden age of American science fiction. This book surveys a wide range of major science fiction novels and films from the long 1950s--the period from 1946 to 1964--when the tensions of the Cold War were at their peak. The American science fiction novels and films of this period clearly reflect Cold War anxieties... more...