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The Sex Is Out of This World

Essays on the Carnal Side of Science Fiction

The Sex Is Out of This World by Sherry Ginn
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This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. Although some work has been published, none of it is recent. The essays herein explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very different beings expressing this most fundamental of human behaviors. "Science fiction" can be translated into "real unreality." More than a genre like fantasy, which creates entirely new realms of possibility, science fiction constructs its possibilities from what is real, from what is, indeed, possible, or conceivably so. This collection, then, looks to understand and explore the "unreal reality," to note ways in which our culture's continually changing and evolving mores of sex and sexuality are reflected in, dissected by, and deconstructed through the genre of science fiction.
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; November 2012
260 pages; ISBN 9781476600864
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Title: The Sex Is Out of This World
Author: Sherry Ginn; Michael G Cornelius; Donald E Palumbo