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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...