Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-8 of 8 items

  • Keywords: space opera x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

“Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!”: Mutant Superheroes and the Cultural Politics of the Comic Book Space Opera

Ramzi Fawaz

in New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479814336
eISBN:
9781479840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814336.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the rise of the science fiction space opera as the dominant storytelling genre of 1970s superhero comics books. It appeared in two forms: The Messianic Melodrama told tales of ... More


The Science Fiction

Edward James

in Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039324
eISBN:
9780252097379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039324.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the science fiction of Lois McMaster Bujold. Bujold has written about fourteen science fiction books and a number of short stories: approximately six thousand pages of text. ... More


Iain M. Banks

Paul Kincaid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first book-length study of the entire oeuvre of Scottish novelist Iain Banks. While it concentrates on the science fiction as by Iain M. Banks, in particular his novels of the Culture, it ... More


Amazing Stories How Science Fiction Sacralizes the Secular

Peter Pels

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the history of science fiction in relation to religious ideas about cosmology, human nature, fate, and techno-science. Documenting the evolution of the literary genre from ... More


Aftermath

Paul Kincaid

in Iain M. Banks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The very different obituaries that followed the death of Iain Banks provide a key to the varied influences and ideas in his work, such as humanism and politics, the importance of community and the ... More


Lois McMaster Bujold

Edward James

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039324
eISBN:
9780252097379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and ... More


The 1960s: Lemass, Modernisation and the Cold War

Jack Fennell

in Irish Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381199
eISBN:
9781781384879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381199.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Following the War, Irish culture began to shed its distrust of the modern world. The catalyst Taoiseach Seán Lemass’ Fianna Fáil government, under which Irish society was modernized and ... More


The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, the first of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present, looks at the exuberant years of the pulp magazines. It traces the ... More


View: