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  • Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold Warby KEITH KEITH BOOKER

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • Women in Science Fiction and Fantasyby Robin Anne Reid

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 250.00

    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 volume... more...

  • Science Fiction and Philosophyby Susan Schneider

    Wiley 2010; US$ 24.95

    A timely volume that uses science fiction as a springboard to meaningful philosophical discussions, especially at points of contact between science fiction and new scientific developments. Raises questions and examines timely themes concerning the nature of the mind, time travel, artificial intelligence, neural enhancement, free will, the nature of... more...

  • Beyond Star Trekby Lawrence M. Krauss

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss... more...

  • Battlestar Galacticaby Roz Kaveney

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 25.00

    The West Wing' or 'Generation Kill' in Space? A show about God-fearing sex-obsessed robots? Or a complex meditation on fate, dreaming and eternal recurrence?_x000D_ _x000D_ Of all recent television science fiction series, the reimagined 'Battlestar Galactica' is the most highly praised and consistently inventive and intelligent. Where the original... more...

  • Dancing Barefootby Wil Wheaton

    O'Reilly Media 2004; US$ 11.95

    Wil Wheaton-- blogger , geek, and Star Trek: The Next Generation's Wesley Crusher--gives us five short-but-true tales of life in the so-called Space Age in Dancing Barefoot . With a true geek's unflinching honesty, Wil examines life, love, the web, and the absurdities of Hollywood in these compelling autobiographical narratives. Based on pieces... more...

  • Gospel of the Living Deadby Kim Paffenroth

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    This volume connects American social and religious views with the classic American movie genre of the zombie horror film. For nearly forty years, the films of George A. Romero have presented viewers with hellish visions of our world overrun by flesh-eating ghouls. This study proves that Romero's films, like apocalyptic literature or Dante's Commedia,... more...

  • Combined and Uneven Apocalypseby Evan Calder Williams

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 2.99

    From salvagepunk to zombie hordes, wastelands to plagued cities, Combined and Uneven Apocalypse grapples with the apocalyptic fantasies of our collapsing era. more...