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Product Description: Even as Stephen Graham Jones generates a dizzying range of brilliant fiction, his work remains strikingly absent from scholarly conversations about Native and western American literature, owing in part to his unapologetic embrace of popular genres such as horror and science fiction...read more
By Billy J. Stratton (editor)

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9780826357687 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Even as Stephen Graham Jones generates a dizzying range of brilliant fiction, his work remains strikingly absent from scholarly conversations about Native and western American literature, owing in part to his unapologetic embrace of popular genres such as horror and science fiction.

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Product Description: For nearly half a century, feminist scholars, writers, and fans have successfully challenged the notion that science fiction is all about "boys and their toys," pointing to authors such as Mary Shelley, Clare Winger Harris, and Judith Merril as proof that women have always been part of the genre...read more
By Patrick B. Sharp (editor)

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9780819576231 | Wesleyan Univ Pr, June 7, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: For nearly half a century, feminist scholars, writers, and fans have successfully challenged the notion that science fiction is all about "boys and their toys," pointing to authors such as Mary Shelley, Clare Winger Harris, and Judith Merril as proof that women have always been part of the genre.

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9780819576248 | Wesleyan Univ Pr, June 7, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Anthology of stories, essays, poems, and illustrations by the women of early science fiction

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Product Description: Widely recognized as one of the most imaginative writers of the 20th century, Philip K. Dick helped to shape science fiction into the popular genre it is today. His stories, renowned for their sophisticated philosophical themes and startling portrayals of simulated realities, inspired numerous television and film adaptations, including the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner...read more

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9780199743254 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Widely recognized as one of the most imaginative writers of the 20th century, Philip K.

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Product Description: Gerald Alva Miller Jr.’s Understanding William Gibson is a thoughtful examination of the life and work of William Gibson, author of eleven novels and twenty short stories. Gibson is the recipient of many notable awards for science fiction writing including the Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K...read more

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9781611176339 | Univ of South Carolina Pr, February 28, 2016, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Gerald Alva Miller Jr.

In Speculative Blackness, André M. Carrington analyzes the highly racialized genre of speculative fiction—including science fiction, fantasy, and utopian works, along with their fan cultures—to illustrate the relationship between genre conventions in media and the meanings ascribed to blackness in the popular imagination.Carrington’s argument about authorship, fandom, and race in a genre that has been both marginalized and celebrated offers a black perspective on iconic works of science fiction. He examines the career of actor Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed the character Uhura in the original Star Trek television series and later became a recruiter for NASA, and the spin-off series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, set on a space station commanded by a black captain. He recovers a pivotal but overlooked moment in 1950s science fiction fandom in which readers and writers of fanzines confronted issues of race by dealing with a fictitious black fan writer and questioning the relevance of race to his ostensible contributions to the 'zines. Carrington mines the productions of Marvel comics and the black-owned comics publisher Milestone Media, particularly the representations of black sexuality in its flagship title, Icon. He also interrogates online fan fiction about black British women in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Harry Potter series. Throughout this nuanced analysis, Carrington theorizes the relationship between race and genre in cultural production, revealing new understandings of the significance of blackness in twentieth-century American literature and culture.

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9780816678952 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, February 29, 2016, cover price $87.50

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9780816678969 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, February 12, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In Speculative Blackness, André M.

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Product Description: One of science fiction's undisputed grandmasters, Frederik Pohl built an astonishing career that spanned more than seven decades. Along the way he won millions of readers and seemingly as many awards while producing novels, short stories, and essays that left a profound mark on the genre...read more

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9780252039652 | Univ of Illinois Pr, September 22, 2015, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: One of science fiction's undisputed grandmasters, Frederik Pohl built an astonishing career that spanned more than seven decades.

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9780252081156 | Univ of Illinois Pr, September 22, 2015, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: One of science fiction's undisputed grandmasters, Frederik Pohl built an astonishing career that spanned more than seven decades.

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Product Description: Following scholarship on gender in science fiction, this book explores the limits of considering age as a social construction, positing that an acknowledgement of aged bodies necessarily changes the way we read both age and science fiction...read more

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9781138842571 | Routledge, October 27, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Following scholarship on gender in science fiction, this book explores the limits of considering age as a social construction, positing that an acknowledgement of aged bodies necessarily changes the way we read both age and science fiction.

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Product Description: Forecasting the weather for the long and medium range is a difficult and scientifically challenging problem. Since the first operational weather prediction by numerical methods was carried out (on the BESK computer in Stockholm, Sweden, 1954) ...read more

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9780387128276, titled "Problems and Prospects in Long and Medium Range Weather Forecasting" | Springer Verlag, June 1, 1984, cover price $34.95 | also contains Problems and Prospects in Long and Medium Range Weather Forecasting | About this edition: Forecasting the weather for the long and medium range is a difficult and scientifically challenging problem.

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Product Description: This book focuses on the interplay of gender, race, and their representation in American science fiction, from the nineteenth-century through to the twenty-first, and across a number of forms including literature and film. Haslam explores the reasons why SF provides such a rich medium for both the preservation of and challenges to dominant mythologies of gender and race...read more

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9781138827936 | Routledge, May 1, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This book focuses on the interplay of gender, race, and their representation in American science fiction, from the nineteenth-century through to the twenty-first, and across a number of forms including literature and film.

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Product Description: As the first essay collection dedicated to Philip K. Dick in two decades, this volume breaks new ground in science fiction scholarship and brings innovative critical perspectives to the study of one of the twentieth century's most influential authors.
By Stefan Schlensag (editor)

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9781137414588 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 24, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: As the first essay collection dedicated to Philip K.

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Product Description: As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading―about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems...read more

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9781472111609, titled "What Makes This Book So Great: Re-reading the Classics of Fantasy and Sf" | Gardners Books, January 16, 2014, cover price $43.00 | About this edition: As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books.

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9780765331946 | Reprint edition (Tor Books, February 24, 2015), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books.

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Product Description: For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of ongoing debate, science fiction reveals much about the roles played by ancient classics in modern times...read more

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9780199988419 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, February 9, 2015, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world.

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9780190228330 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 9, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world.
9780395682371, titled "Insight Guides Normandy" | Apa Productions, December 1, 1993, cover price $21.95 | also contains Insight Guides Normandy | About this edition: Describes Norman history and culture, recommends places to see, and provides other useful information for travelers

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience. Science fiction in America has long served to reflect the country's hopes, desires, ambitions, and fears. The ideas and conventions associated with science fiction are pervasive throughout American film and television, comics and visual arts, games and gaming, and fandom, as well as across the culture writ large. Through essays that address not only the history of science fiction in America but also the influence and significance of American science fiction throughout media and fan culture, this companion serves as a key resource for scholars, teachers, students, and fans of science fiction.
By Gerry Canavan (editor) and Eric Carl Link (editor)

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9781107052468 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 31, 2015, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience.

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9781107694279 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 31, 2015, cover price $27.99

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Product Description: The relationship between economic development and political systems is of major importance in today's rapidly changing world. This is the issue addressed in this volume by an international team of academics drawn from the social sciences...read more

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9780333573129, titled "Democracy and Development: Proceedings of the Iea Conference Held in Barcelona, Spain" | Palgrave Macmillan, June 1, 1995, cover price $229.00 | also contains Democracy and Development: Proceedings of the Iea Conference Held in Barcelona, Spain | About this edition: The relationship between economic development and political systems is of major importance in today's rapidly changing world.

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Product Description: As both an extra-terrestrial and a terrestrial migrant, the alien provides a critical framework to help us understand the interactions between cultures and to explore the transgressive force of travel over geographical, cultural or linguistic borders...read more
By Silja Maehl (editor)

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9781628921151 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 29, 2015, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: As both an extra-terrestrial and a terrestrial migrant, the alien provides a critical framework to help us understand the interactions between cultures and to explore the transgressive force of travel over geographical, cultural or linguistic borders.

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Product Description: Black and Brown Planets embarks on a timely exploration of the American obsession with color in its look at the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction. The contributors, including De Witt D. Kilgore, Edward James, Lisa Yaszek, and Marleen S...read more
By Lavender (editor)

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9781628461237 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 25, 2014, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Black and Brown Planets embarks on a timely exploration of the American obsession with color in its look at the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction.

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9781496807755 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 2, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Black and Brown Planets embarks on a timely exploration of the American obsession with color in its look at the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction.

Religion in Science Fiction investigates the history of the representations of religion in science fiction literature. Space travel, futuristic societies, and non-human cultures are traditional themes in science fiction. Speculating on the societal impacts of as-yet-undiscovered technologies is, after all, one of the distinguishing characteristics of science fiction literature. A more surprising theme may be a parallel exploration of religion: its institutional nature, social functions, and the tensions between religious and scientific worldviews. Steven Hrotic investigates the representations of religion in 19th century proto-science fiction, and genre science fiction from the 1920s through the end of the century. Taken together, he argues that these stories tell an overarching story-a 'metanarrative'-of an evolving respect for religion, paralleling a decline in the belief that science will lead us to an ideal (and religion-free) future.Science fiction's metanarrative represents more than simply a shift in popular perceptions of religion: it also serves as a model for cognitive anthropology, providing new insights into how groups and identities form in a globalized world, and into how crucial a role narratives may play. Ironically, this same perspective suggests that science fiction, as it was in the 20th century, may no longer exist.

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9781472533555 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 25, 2014, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Religion in Science Fiction investigates the history of the representations of religion in science fiction literature.

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9781474273176 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 28, 2016, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: A case study of one of America's many multi-ethnic border communities, Great Lakes Creoles builds upon recent research on gender, race, ethnicity, and politics as it examines the ways that the old fur trade families experienced and responded to the colonialism of United States expansion...read more

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9781107052864 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 22, 2014, cover price $94.99 | About this edition: A case study of one of America's many multi-ethnic border communities, Great Lakes Creoles builds upon recent research on gender, race, ethnicity, and politics as it examines the ways that the old fur trade families experienced and responded to the colonialism of United States expansion.
9780333741580, titled "Women, Science and Fiction: The Frankenstein Inheritance" | Palgrave Macmillan, November 1, 2000, cover price $149.00 | also contains Women, Science and Fiction: The Frankenstein Inheritance

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Product Description: Vampires have been a popular subject for writers since their inception in 19th century Gothic literature and, later, became popular with filmmakers. Now the classical vampire is extinct, and in its place are new vampires who embrace the hi-tech worlds of science fiction...read more

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9780786474875 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 23, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Vampires have been a popular subject for writers since their inception in 19th century Gothic literature and, later, became popular with filmmakers.

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Product Description: Although published in 1986, Demand the Impossible was written from inside the oppositional political culture of the 1970s. Reading works by Joanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marge Piercy, and Samuel R. Delany as indicative texts in the intertext of utopian science fiction, Tom Moylan originated the concept of the «critical utopia» as both a periodizing and conceptual tool for capturing the creative and critical capabilities of the utopian imagination and utopian agency...read more

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9783034307529 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, June 18, 2014, cover price $51.95 | About this edition: Although published in 1986, Demand the Impossible was written from inside the oppositional political culture of the 1970s.

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Product Description: Richard Matheson (1926–2013) was a prolific author and screenwriter whose career helped shape the horror and fantasy genres in literature, film, and television for over sixty years. Matheson authored more than ninety short stories and dozens of novels, many of which—including I Am Legend, A Stir of Echoes, What Dreams May Come, The Shrinking Man, Hell House, and Bid Time Return—have been adapted into feature films...read more
By Janet V. Haedicke (editor)

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9781442234659 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, May 7, 2014, cover price $83.00 | About this edition: Richard Matheson (1926–2013) was a prolific author and screenwriter whose career helped shape the horror and fantasy genres in literature, film, and television for over sixty years.

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Product Description: Acclaimed author and critic Hal Duncan turns his analytic eye towards the development and current state of speculative fiction in American and English writing in the pages of Rhapsody. Duncan's trademark wry humor and suffer-no-fools approach to critiquing the genre will make this book more than a resource for students of the field--anyone who enjoys reading tales of the fantastical and strange can find Duncan's insight worthwhile to read agan and again...read more

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9781590212615 | Lethe Pr, April 30, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Acclaimed author and critic Hal Duncan turns his analytic eye towards the development and current state of speculative fiction in American and English writing in the pages of Rhapsody.

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Product Description: When physicist Robert Goddard, whose career was inspired by H. G. Wells's War of the Worlds, published "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes," the response was electric. Newspaper headlines across the country announced, "Modern Jules Verne Invents Rocket to Reach Moon," while people from around the world, including two World War I pilots, volunteered as pioneers in space exploration...read more

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9780812243833 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, February 29, 2012, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: When physicist Robert Goddard, whose career was inspired by H.

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9780812222937 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, December 11, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: When physicist Robert Goddard, whose career was inspired by H.

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Product Description: Gregory Benford is perhaps best known as the author of Benford's law of controversy: "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available." That maxim is a quotation from Timescape, Benford's Nebula and Campbell Award-winning 1980 novel, which established his work as an exemplar of "hard science fiction," dedicated to working out the consequences of modern science rather than substituting pseudoscience for fantasy...read more

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9780252038228 | 1 edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, January 7, 2014), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Gregory Benford is perhaps best known as the author of Benford's law of controversy: "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.

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9780252079801 | Univ of Illinois Pr, January 7, 2014, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Gregory Benford is perhaps best known as the author of Benford's law of controversy: "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.

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Product Description: As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading―about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems...read more

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9780765331939 | Tor Books, January 21, 2014, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books.

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