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  • 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$ 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...

  • Battlestar Galacticaby Roz Kaveney; Jennifer Stoy

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 24.00

    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? Of all recent television science fiction series, the reimagined 'Battlestar Galactica' is the most highly praised and consistently inventive and intelligent. Where the original show was a straightforward... 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...

  • 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...

  • Combined and Uneven Apocalypseby Evan Calder Williams

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 17.99

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

  • 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...

  • Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War: American Science Fiction and the Roots of Postmodernism, 1946-1964by M. Keith Booker

    ABC-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...