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In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, `displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar `displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide ...
Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy
In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, `displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar `displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide range of media and genres-including Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and the novels of Helen Oyeyemi, the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and the role-playing games Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40K-are brought alongside episodes from ancient myth, important moments from history, and more. All together, these multifaceted studies add to our understanding of how science fiction and fantasy form important areas of classical reception, not only transmitting but also transmuting images of antiquity. The volume concludes with an inspiring personal reflection from the New York Times-bestselling author of speculative fiction, Catherynne M. Valente, offering her perspective on the limitless potential of the classical world to resonate with experience today.
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92.400000 USD

Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, `displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar `displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide ...
Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy
In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, `displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar `displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide range of media and genres-including Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and the novels of Helen Oyeyemi, the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and the role-playing games Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40K-are brought alongside episodes from ancient myth, important moments from history, and more. All together, these multifaceted studies add to our understanding of how science fiction and fantasy form important areas of classical reception, not only transmitting but also transmuting images of antiquity. The volume concludes with an inspiring personal reflection from the New York Times-bestselling author of speculative fiction, Catherynne M. Valente, offering her perspective on the limitless potential of the classical world to resonate with experience today.
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28.300000 USD

Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Robert A. Heinlein began publishing in the 1940s at the dawn of the Golden Age of science fiction, and today he is considered one of the genre's 'big three' alongside Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His short stories were instrumental in developing its structure and rhetoric, while novels such ...
Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein began publishing in the 1940s at the dawn of the Golden Age of science fiction, and today he is considered one of the genre's 'big three' alongside Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His short stories were instrumental in developing its structure and rhetoric, while novels such as Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers demonstrated that such writing could be a vehicle for political argument. Heinlein s influence remains strong, but his legacy is fiercely contested. His vision of the future was sometimes radical, sometimes deeply conservative, and arguments have flared up recently about which faction has the most significant claim on his ideas. In this major critical study, Hugo Award-winner Farah Mendlesohn carries out a close reading of Heinlein s work, including unpublished stories, essays, and speeches. It sets out not to interpret a single book, but to think through the arguments Heinlein made over a lifetime about the nature of science fiction, about American politics, and about himself.
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42.66 USD

Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein

by Farah Mendlesohn
Hardback
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A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Westworld. In Michael Crichton's 1973 motion picture Westworld, people playing out fantasies find their lives in danger when robots built to entertain start to kill, creating an opportunity for viewers to examine an array of psychological phenomena. Today, the HBO television series reframes ...
Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights
A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Westworld. In Michael Crichton's 1973 motion picture Westworld, people playing out fantasies find their lives in danger when robots built to entertain start to kill, creating an opportunity for viewers to examine an array of psychological phenomena. Today, the HBO television series reframes those questions and fears of technology gone awry in terms of twenty-first century concerns about rapidly evolving AI. The essays in this collection, edited by Travis Langley and Wind Goodfriend, explore those issues, offering fans an in-depth psychological exploration of the Westworld universe, including: When do synthetic people become sentient? When is artificial intelligence simply intelligence? What is the appeal of live-action role playing? Why does the Wild West intrigue us? How far will people go in pursuit of violent delights? Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights takes aim at these and many other issues.
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22.17 USD

Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights

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We live in an information economy, a vast archive of data ever at our fingertips. In the pages of science fiction, powerful entities-governments and corporations-seek to use this archive to control society, enforcing conformity or turning citizens into passive consumers. Opposing them are protagonists fighting to liberate the collective mind ...
The Archive Incarnate: The Embodiment and Transmission of Knowledge in Science Fiction
We live in an information economy, a vast archive of data ever at our fingertips. In the pages of science fiction, powerful entities-governments and corporations-seek to use this archive to control society, enforcing conformity or turning citizens into passive consumers. Opposing them are protagonists fighting to liberate the collective mind from those who would enforce top-down control. Archival technology and its depictions in science fiction have developed dramatically since the 1950s. Ray Bradbury discusses archives in terms of books and television media, Margaret Atwood in terms of magazines and journaling. William Gibson focused on technofuturistic cyberspace and brain-to-computer prosthetics, Bruce Sterling on genetics and society as an archive of social practices. Neal Stephenson imagined post-cyberpunk matrix space and interactive primers. As the archive is altered, so too are the humans that interact with ever-advancing technology.
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57.750000 USD

The Archive Incarnate: The Embodiment and Transmission of Knowledge in Science Fiction

by Joseph Hurtgen
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Share the adventures of Newt Scamander, Tina, Queenie & Jacob as they face off against the dark ambitions of the wizard Grindelwald in this third official tie-in colouring book showcasing the most iconic scenes from J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald-accompanied by memorable quotes from the film. Filled ...
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book
Share the adventures of Newt Scamander, Tina, Queenie & Jacob as they face off against the dark ambitions of the wizard Grindelwald in this third official tie-in colouring book showcasing the most iconic scenes from J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald-accompanied by memorable quotes from the film. Filled with dazzling drawings to colour, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Magical Adventure Colouring Book irresistibly draws you into J. K. Rowling's enchanting world once again from MACUSA to London, from Hogwarts to Paris. It leads you on a colouring adventure through the story, capturing the most magical and exciting scenes, including characters, locations and beasts available nowhere else, and takes colouring books to the next level with a special poster that unfolds into one gigantic colouring page. With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Magical Adventure Colouring Book you can paint the wizarding world in a new palette all of your own choosing!
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15.75 USD

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book

by HarperCollins
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Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award (R)-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated next chapter in the wizarding world. The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, ...
The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award (R)-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated next chapter in the wizarding world. The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, curated by concept artist Dermot Power, and filled with unique insights from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves about the filmmaking adventure, takes you on a thrilling journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt, Tina, Queenie & Jacob in the Wizarding World. Beautifully designed, and bursting with hundreds of dazzling paintings and concept sketches, intricate card models of the sets, storyboards, and matte paintings, sumptuously printed and enhanced with a unique glow in the dark removable, this finely crafted book - officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products - presents a visual feast for readers, and a truly immersive experience for fans of Fantastic Beasts.
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55.12 USD

The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

by Dermot Power
Hardback
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Go behind the scenes of J. K. Rowling's magical universe of creatures and wizards in this exciting full-colour companion volume to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are back! In this second adventure, they're ...
The Archive of Magic: the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Go behind the scenes of J. K. Rowling's magical universe of creatures and wizards in this exciting full-colour companion volume to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are back! In this second adventure, they're joined by fan favourites from the Harry Potter universe, including Albus Dumbledore, Nicolas Flamel, and the villainous Gellert Grindelwald. Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and designed by MinaLima - the creative force behind the graphics and many of the props for the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as the Harry Potter films - this authorised tie-in compendium delivers a rich and unique `making of' experience for fans of all ages. This keepsake treasury offers an imaginative, close-up look at Newt Scamander and his colourful trove of cohorts - beasts and wizards alike - as they face off against the evil forces of Gellert Grindelwald, one of the world's most powerful dark wizards, in a story that travels from New York City to London and onto Paris. Brimming with film-making secrets, full-colour artwork, and stories from the cast and crew, this magnificent book is modelled after a special item from the movie, and features removable facsimile reproductions of props and other materials from the movie, along with some very special effects. A tribute to moviemaking magic, it is an essential for every Wizarding World fan, aspiring concept artists and designers, and cinema buffs.
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47.25 USD

The Archive of Magic: the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

by Signe Bergstrom
Hardback
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Return to the Wizarding World and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought the thrilling next chapter of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts story to the big screen. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald reunites fans with Magizoologist Newt Scamander and his friends, Tina, Queenie & Jacob as ...
Lights, Camera, Magic! - The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Return to the Wizarding World and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought the thrilling next chapter of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts story to the big screen. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald reunites fans with Magizoologist Newt Scamander and his friends, Tina, Queenie & Jacob as they travel from 1920s New York via London to Paris and encounter a wizarding world threatened by the rise of Gellert Grindelwald. Explore the filmmaking magic behind the story in Lights, Camera, Magic!, and visit a wizard's hatful of brand new locations never before seen on screen. The compelling narrative tells the full story behind the film, from script to screen, with profiles of the key characters and revealing insights from J. K. Rowling, Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and many others. Also included are sections on Costume, Set Design, Make-up, Special Effects & Props, all of which are illuminated by interviews with Academy Award (R)-winners David Heyman, David Yates, Stuart Craig, Colleen Atwood and a magical army of other crew. Packed with exciting photos that reveal the filmmaking process in discerning detail, and officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this is the definitive adult companion book to the film, and perfect introduction to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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23.62 USD

Lights, Camera, Magic! - The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

by Ian Nathan
Hardback
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Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism develops the theoretical perspective of environmental posthumanism through analyses of acclaimed science fiction novels by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Jeff VanderMeer, in which the human species suddenly transforms in response to new or changing environments. Narrating dramatic ...
Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism
Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism develops the theoretical perspective of environmental posthumanism through analyses of acclaimed science fiction novels by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Jeff VanderMeer, in which the human species suddenly transforms in response to new or changing environments. Narrating dramatic ecological events of human-to-nonhuman encounter, invasion, and transmutation, these novels allow the reader to understand the planet as an unstable stage for evolution and the human body as a home for bacteria and viruses. Idema argues that by drawing tension from biological theories of interaction and emergence (e.g. symbiogenesis, epigenetics), these works unsettle conventional relations among characters, technologies, story-worlds, and emplotment, refiguring the psychosocial work of the novel as always already biophysical. Problematizing a desire to compartmentalize and control life as the property of human subjects, these novels imagine life as an environmentally mediated, staged event that enlists human and nonhuman actors. Idema demonstrates how literary narratives of transmutation render biological lessons of environmental instability and ecological interdependence both meaningful and urgent-a vital task in a time of mass extinction, hyperpollution, and climate change. This volume is an important intervention for scholars of the environmental humanities, posthumanism, literature and science, and science and technology studies.
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196.22 USD

Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism

by Tom Idema
Hardback
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An evolutionary and transformative journey through the history of science fiction from the innermost passions and dreams of the human spirit to the farthest reaches of the universe, human imagination, and beyond. '...a grand vision of the role of science fiction in the progress of human consciousness.' Dr. Karlheinz Steinmuller, ...
Science Fiction - The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future: Volume One, Prometheus to the Martians
An evolutionary and transformative journey through the history of science fiction from the innermost passions and dreams of the human spirit to the farthest reaches of the universe, human imagination, and beyond. '...a grand vision of the role of science fiction in the progress of human consciousness.' Dr. Karlheinz Steinmuller, Winner of the Kurd Lasswitz Award
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51.18 USD

Science Fiction - The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future: Volume One, Prometheus to the Martians

by Thomas Lombardo
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion are some of the greatest tales of good versus evil ever told. From the creation of Arda to the War of the Ring, Tolkien's Middle-earth has seen war and rebellion, devastation and loss, in which the powers of ...
The Dark Powers of Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion are some of the greatest tales of good versus evil ever told. From the creation of Arda to the War of the Ring, Tolkien's Middle-earth has seen war and rebellion, devastation and loss, in which the powers of darkness emerged. Here in his latest book, best-selling author and Tolkien expert David Day explores Tolkien's portrayal of evil, and the sources that inspired his work: from myth, literature and history. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
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22.17 USD

The Dark Powers of Tolkien

by David Day
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Inspired by the very newspapers seen in the Fantastic Beasts films, and produced on newsprint paper to mimic their appearance, Movie-Making News reveals previously untold behind-the-scenes stories from the first film and offers a sneak-peek at what's to come in the exciting next instalment. Bursting with scoops, exclusives and candid ...
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic [Lenticular Cover]
Inspired by the very newspapers seen in the Fantastic Beasts films, and produced on newsprint paper to mimic their appearance, Movie-Making News reveals previously untold behind-the-scenes stories from the first film and offers a sneak-peek at what's to come in the exciting next instalment. Bursting with scoops, exclusives and candid insights from the actors and filmmakers that it wasn't possible to reveal until now, Movie-Making News celebrates Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with features and snippets on the characters, beasts, costumes, special effects, plus a host of filmmaking facts to tantalise readers. Written in a breezy, accessible style, and designed to mimic a real newspaper, it will also include a colour `Late Edition' that offers early photos and insight into what the future holds for Newt, Jacob, Tina & Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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22.17 USD

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic [Lenticular Cover]

by Jody Revenson
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Why do we have the constant feeling that disaster is looming? Beyond the images of atomic apocalypse that have haunted us for decades, we are dazzled now by an array of possible catastrophe scenarios: climate change, financial crises, environmental disasters, technological meltdowns--perennial subjects of literature, film, popular culture, and political ...
The Future as Catastrophe: Imagining Disaster in the Modern Age
Why do we have the constant feeling that disaster is looming? Beyond the images of atomic apocalypse that have haunted us for decades, we are dazzled now by an array of possible catastrophe scenarios: climate change, financial crises, environmental disasters, technological meltdowns--perennial subjects of literature, film, popular culture, and political debate. Is this preoccupation with catastrophe questionable alarmism or complacent passivity? Or are there certain truths that can be revealed only in apocalypse? In The Future as Catastrophe, Eva Horn offers a novel critique of the modern fascination with disaster, which she treats as a symptom of our relationship to the future. Analyzing the catastrophic imaginary from its cultural and historical roots in Romanticism and the figure of the Last Man, through the narratives of climatic cataclysm and the Cold War's apocalyptic sublime, to the contemporary popularity of disaster fiction and end-of-the-world blockbusters, Horn argues that apocalypse always haunts the modern idea of a future that can be anticipated and planned. Considering works by Lord Byron, J. G. Ballard, and Cormac McCarthy and films such as 12 Monkeys and Minority Report alongside scientific scenarios and political metaphors, she analyzes catastrophic thought experiments and the question of survival, the choices legitimized by imagined states of exception, and the contradictions inherent in preventative measures taken in the name of technical safety or political security. What makes today's obsession different from previous epochs' is the sense of a catastrophe without event, a stealthily creeping process of disintegration. Ultimately, Horn argues, imagined catastrophes offer us intellectual tools that can render a future shadowed with apocalyptic possibilities affectively, epistemologically, and politically accessible.
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46.07 USD

The Future as Catastrophe: Imagining Disaster in the Modern Age

by Eva Horn
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Why do we have the constant feeling that disaster is looming? Beyond the images of atomic apocalypse that have haunted us for decades, we are dazzled now by an array of possible catastrophe scenarios: climate change, financial crises, environmental disasters, technological meltdowns--perennial subjects of literature, film, popular culture, and political ...
The Future as Catastrophe: Imagining Disaster in the Modern Age
Why do we have the constant feeling that disaster is looming? Beyond the images of atomic apocalypse that have haunted us for decades, we are dazzled now by an array of possible catastrophe scenarios: climate change, financial crises, environmental disasters, technological meltdowns--perennial subjects of literature, film, popular culture, and political debate. Is this preoccupation with catastrophe questionable alarmism or complacent passivity? Or are there certain truths that can be revealed only in apocalypse? In The Future as Catastrophe, Eva Horn offers a novel critique of the modern fascination with disaster, which she treats as a symptom of our relationship to the future. Analyzing the catastrophic imaginary from its cultural and historical roots in Romanticism and the figure of the Last Man, through the narratives of climatic cataclysm and the Cold War's apocalyptic sublime, to the contemporary popularity of disaster fiction and end-of-the-world blockbusters, Horn argues that apocalypse always haunts the modern idea of a future that can be anticipated and planned. Considering works by Lord Byron, J. G. Ballard, and Cormac McCarthy and films such as 12 Monkeys and Minority Report alongside scientific scenarios and political metaphors, she analyzes catastrophic thought experiments and the question of survival, the choices legitimized by imagined states of exception, and the contradictions inherent in preventative measures taken in the name of technical safety or political security. What makes today's obsession different from previous epochs' is the sense of a catastrophe without event, a stealthily creeping process of disintegration. Ultimately, Horn argues, imagined catastrophes offer us intellectual tools that can render a future shadowed with apocalyptic possibilities affectively, epistemologically, and politically accessible.
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138.21 USD

The Future as Catastrophe: Imagining Disaster in the Modern Age

by Eva Horn
Hardback
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The Bend at the End of the Road
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26.240000 USD

The Bend at the End of the Road

by Barry N Malzberg
Hardback
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Sub-Creating Arda: World-Building in J.R.R. Tolkien's Work, Its Precursors and Its Legacies
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33.600000 USD

Sub-Creating Arda: World-Building in J.R.R. Tolkien's Work, Its Precursors and Its Legacies

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Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture
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14.690000 USD

Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture

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Fire and Snow: Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones
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31.450000 USD

Fire and Snow: Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones

by Marc DiPaolo
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the Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930 - 1960
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41.950000 USD

the Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930 - 1960

Hardback
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Tardis Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 3: Jon Pertwee
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15.740000 USD

Tardis Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 3: Jon Pertwee

by Elizabeth Sandifer
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Role Playing Game Graph Paper Notebook 100 Hexagonal Sheets: A Handy Sketchbook for Mapping & Exploring Dangerous Locales
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7.340000 USD

Role Playing Game Graph Paper Notebook 100 Hexagonal Sheets: A Handy Sketchbook for Mapping & Exploring Dangerous Locales

by Rpg Gaming Accessories
Paperback / softback
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Evil Empire
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22.17 USD

Evil Empire

Paperback / softback
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Chosen: The Journeys of Bilbo and Frodo of the Shire
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20.990000 USD

Chosen: The Journeys of Bilbo and Frodo of the Shire

by Anne Marie Gazzolo
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What is steampunk? THGoing beyond the standard default definitions of Victorian science fiction yesterday's tomorrow today or some other equally vague or limited description ESteampunk FAQE provides a historical exploration of its literary and cinematic origins.THThe journey begins with a look at steampunk's genesis in the novels and short stories ...
Steampunk FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the World of Goggles Airships and Time Travel
What is steampunk? THGoing beyond the standard default definitions of Victorian science fiction yesterday's tomorrow today or some other equally vague or limited description ESteampunk FAQE provides a historical exploration of its literary and cinematic origins.THThe journey begins with a look at steampunk's genesis in the novels and short stories of three Californians who hung out a lot with Philip K. Dick before moving on to the inspirations and antecedents of steampunk. Contrary to what many articles and books say steampunk's direct inspiration is arguably far more cinematic than literary a likely reaction to the many film adaptations pastiches and knockoffs of the scientific romances of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. While Verne Wells and a host of other Victorian and Edwardian writers have influenced steampunk fiction cinematic elements from films such as Disney's E20 000 Leagues Under the SeaE (1954) and George Pal's ETime MachineE (1960) show up more often as immediate influences on the style we call steampunk.THIn offering a celebration of steampunk's style and cultural aesthetic ESteampunk FAQE also explores its connection to cyberpunk the world of fashion comics and culture around the world.
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27.29 USD

Steampunk FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the World of Goggles Airships and Time Travel

by Mike Perschon
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As video gaming and video gaming culture became more mainstream in the 1970s, science fiction authors began to incorporate aspects of each into their work. In this examination of how video gaming and video gaming culture are depicted in science fiction, Jason Barr examines how preconceived, media-fueled paranoia about video ...
Video Gaming in Science Fiction: A Critical Study
As video gaming and video gaming culture became more mainstream in the 1970s, science fiction authors began to incorporate aspects of each into their work. In this examination of how video gaming and video gaming culture are depicted in science fiction, Jason Barr examines how preconceived, media-fueled paranoia about video gaming, first formed almost fifty years ago, still resonate in modern science fiction prose. This works reveals how the negative stereotypes of gamers and gaming have trickled through mainstream thought through the years and still dominate science fiction and almost every discussion or depiction of modern video gamers in media and entertainment. As a result, faithful and honest portrayals of gamers and gaming are still wanting, even in the forward thinking worlds of science fiction.
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41.950000 USD

Video Gaming in Science Fiction: A Critical Study

by Jason Barr
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This companion to Frank Herbert's six original Dune novels-Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune-provides an encyclopedia of characters, locations, terms and other elements, and highlights the series' underrated aesthetic integrity. An extensive introduction covers themes of ecology, chaos theory, concepts ...
A Dune Companion: Characters, Places and Terms in Frank Herbert's Original Six Novels
This companion to Frank Herbert's six original Dune novels-Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune-provides an encyclopedia of characters, locations, terms and other elements, and highlights the series' underrated aesthetic integrity. An extensive introduction covers themes of ecology, chaos theory, concepts and structures, and Joseph Campbell's monomyth in Herbert's narrative.
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36.750000 USD

A Dune Companion: Characters, Places and Terms in Frank Herbert's Original Six Novels

by Donald E. Palumbo
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Companion title to The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction this new book reflects the same roots in Gothic literature but follows a complementary path through the 20th century, to the movies of Peter Jackson, the success of streaming TV series such as Grimm, and the fantasy of Neil Gaiman's ...
The Astounding Illustrated History of Fantasy & Horror
Companion title to The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction this new book reflects the same roots in Gothic literature but follows a complementary path through the 20th century, to the movies of Peter Jackson, the success of streaming TV series such as Grimm, and the fantasy of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. From the wellspring of Frankenstein, Germanic fairy tales, and heroic, epic myths a dark and fantastic path can be found to the fragmentation of the 1930s: the schlock horror of early modern movies, the invention of High Fantasy by Tolkien and fellow Inkling C.S. Lewis, and the pulp magazine powerhouse Weird Tales with Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery archetype Conan. A brilliant concoction of movie posters, stills, book covers, fantastic art and incredible timelines.
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34.12 USD

The Astounding Illustrated History of Fantasy & Horror

by Flame Tree Studio
Hardback
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Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow's Eve examines the broad significance of the current trends and accomplishments in technology (AI/robots) against the long history of the human imagination of making sentient beings. It seeks to enrich our understanding of the present as it is trending into ...
Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow's Eve
Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow's Eve examines the broad significance of the current trends and accomplishments in technology (AI/robots) against the long history of the human imagination of making sentient beings. It seeks to enrich our understanding of the present as it is trending into the future against the richly relevant and surprisingly long past. Creatively considered in some depth are a wide range of specific examples drawn especially from contemporary film and television, as well as from cosmology, ancient mythology, biblical literature, classical literature, folklore, evolution, popular culture, technology, and futurist studies. This book is distinctive, in part, in drawing on a wide range of resources demonstrating the indispensable interrelationship among these disparate materials. Science, technology, economics, and philosophy are seamlessly interwoven with history, gender, culture, religion, literature, pop culture, art, and film. Written for general as well as academic readers, it offers fascinating and provocative insights into who we are and where we are going.
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Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow's Eve

by Sam Gill
Hardback
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Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, this is a book for those who enjoyed Walton's previous collection of essays from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction ...
An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000
Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, this is a book for those who enjoyed Walton's previous collection of essays from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been given out since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious award in science fiction. Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time. Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and the late David G. Hartwell.
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An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000

by Jo Walton
Hardback
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