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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Battlestar Galacticaby Roz Kaveney; Jennifer Stoy

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Apocalypse Is Everywhereby Anne Rehill

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 77.00

    The Apocalypse Is Everywhere: A Popular History of America's Favorite Nightmare explores why apocalyptic thinking exists, how it has been manifested in Western culture through the ages, and how it has woven itself so thoroughly into our popular culture today.||Beginning with contemporary apocalyptic expressions, the book demonstrates how surprisingly... more...