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  • More Forensics and Fictionby D P Lyle

    Medallion Media Group 2012; US$ 4.99

    This compilation of medical and forensic science questions from crime writers around the world provides insight into medical and forensic science as well as a glimpse into the writer’s creative mind. How do hallucinogenic drugs affect a blind person? Will snake venom injected into fruit cause death? How would you perform CPR in a helicopter? What... more...

  • The Poetics of Science Fictionby Peter Stockwell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the extreme conditions offered by science fiction to develop... more...

  • A Quest of Her Ownby Lori M. Campbell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of new essays seeks to define the unique qualities of female heroism in literary fantasy from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in the 1950s through the present. Building upon traditional definitions of the hero in myth and folklore as the root genres of modern fantasy, the essays provide a multi-faceted view of an important fantasy... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literatureby M. Keith Booker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 99.50

    This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.... more...

  • The Gothic and the Everydayby Lorna Piatti-Farnell; Maria Beville

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Gothic and the Everyday aims to regenerate interest in the Gothic within the experiential contexts of history, folklore, and tradition. By using the term 'living', this book recalls a collection of experiences that constructs the everyday in its social, cultural, and imaginary incarnations more...

  • Exoticizing the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fictionby Elodie Rousselot

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This collection of essays is dedicated to examining the recent literary phenomenon of the 'neo-historical' novel, a sub-genre of contemporary historical fiction which critically re-imagines specific periods of history. more...

  • Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fictionby Victoria Flanagan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction is not a historical study or a survey of narrative plots, but takes a more conceptual approach that engages with the central ideas of posthumanism: the fragmented nature of posthuman identity, the concept of agency as distributed and collective and the role of embodiment in understandings of selfhood.... more...

  • Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novelby Percy G. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although much has been written about how the novel relates to the epic, the drama, or autobiography, no one has clearly analyzed the complex connections between prose fiction as it evolved before 1800 and the literature of travel, which by that date had a long and colorful history. Percy Adams skilfully portrays the emergence of the novel in the... more...

  • Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fictionby Marek C. Oziewicz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first to offer a justice-focused cognitive reading of modern YA speculative fiction in its narrative and filmic forms. It links the expansion of YA speculative fiction in the 20 th century with the emergence of human and civil rights movements, with the communitarian revolution in conceptualizations of justice, and with spectacular... more...

  • New Directions in 21st-Century Gothicby Lorna Piatti-Farnell; Donna Lee Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book brings together a carefully selected range of contemporary disciplinary approaches to new areas of Gothic inquiry. Moving beyond the representational and historically based aspects of literature and film that have dominated Gothic studies, this volume both acknowledges the contemporary diversification of Gothic scholarship and maps its... more...