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  • The Gothic Childby Margarita Georgieva

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Fascination with the dark and death threats are now accepted features of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for young readers. These go back to the early gothic genre in which child characters were extensively used by authors. The aim of this book is to rediscover the children in their work. more...

  • Holy Sci-Fi!by Paul J. Nahin

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 23.61

    In Holy Sci-Fi! , popular writer Paul Nahin explores the fertile and sometimes uneasy relationship between science fiction and religion. It draws connections between science fact, science fiction, philosophy and theological debate over the past five centuries. more...

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • The Centre of Thingsby Christopher Harvie

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    `This is an excellent survey of the British political novel.' - Contemporary Review more...

  • To Seek Out New Worldsby Jutta Weldes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    This volume explores the science fiction/world politics intertext. Through detailed analyses of such texts as Blade Runner, Stalker, Star Trek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction.... more...

  • Poetik des Briefromansby Gideon Stiening; Robert Vellusig

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    In historical and cultural studies, the Early Modern Age has developed a profile of its own. The book series Frühe Neuzeit (Early Modern Age) publishes editions, monographs and collected volumes advancing fundamental research in the field. It does not seek to produce wide-ranging overviews, premature syntheses or pretentious constructions... more...

  • The Mummy's Curseby Roger Luckhurst

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 23.99

    A quirky history that offers a new way of understanding the myth of the mummy's curse. Roger Luckhurst provides a startling path through the cultural history of Victorian England and its colonial possessions. more...

  • Beyond Cyberpunkby Graham J. Murphy; Sherryl Vint

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This book is a collection of essays that considers the continuing cultural relevance of the cyberpunk genre into the new millennium. Cyberpunk is no longer an emergent phenomenon, but in our digital age of CGI-driven entertainment, the information economy, and globalized capital, we have never more been in need of a fiction capable of engaging with... more...

  • The Postnational Fantasyby Masood Ashraf Raja; Jason W. Ellis; Swaralipi Nandi

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    In twelve critical and interdisciplinary essays, this text examines the relationship between the fantastic in novels, movies and video games and real-world debates about nationalism, globalization and cosmopolitanism. Topics covered include science fiction and postcolonialism, issues of ethnicity, nation and transnational discourse. Altogether, these... more...

  • The Mysteries of the Citiesby Stephen Knight

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    A popular crime genre in the nineteenth century, urban mysteries have largely been ignored ever since. This historical and critical text examines the origins of the innovative genre, which grappled with the rise of enormous, anonymous cities, beginning in France in 1842, then spreading rapidly across the continent and to America and Australia. Writers... more...