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Alien PlotsFemale Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Inez ven der Spek

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the heart of this study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916–1987) about a brother and a sister (and fifty-eight other human beings) who encounter an alien ... More

Animal AlterityScience Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Sherryl Vint

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316135
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses readings of science fiction texts to explore how animals are central to our perception of humanity. Arguing that the academic field of animal studies and the popular genre of science ... More

Attending DaedalusGene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Peter Wright

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Attending Daedalus is the first book-length study of Gene Wolfe's four-volume The Book of the New Sun and its sequel, The Urth of the New Sun, known collectively as ‘The Urth Cycle’. Rejecting the ... More

Biology and MannersEssays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Biology and Manners: Essays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Regina Yung Lee and Una McCormack (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This volume is a new collection of scholarly essays on the US science fiction and fantasy writer Lois McMaster Bujold. The collection argues for the significant contributions Bujold’s works make to ... More

Communities of the HeartThe Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Warren Rochelle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238768
eISBN:
9781781380505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, which explores the use of imaginative literature as persuasion, focusing on the science fiction of Ursula Le Guin and her rhetorical use of myth, concludes that Le Guin (like Emerson, ... More

Deconstructing the StarshipsScience, Fiction and Reality

Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Gwyneth Jones

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gwyneth Jones’s Deconstructing the Starships: Science Fiction and Reality is a collection of critical essays, speeches and reviews, split into three sections: ‘All Science is Description’, ‘Science, ... More

Demand My WritingJoanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Jeanne Cortiel

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This major study of the work of Joanna Russ provides an introduction to the major feminist issues relevant to her work and assesses its development. The book looks at the function of woman-based ... More

A Dreamer and a VisionaryH P Lovecraft in His Time

A Dreamer and a Visionary: H P Lovecraft in His Time

S. T. Joshi

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239468
eISBN:
9781846312991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312991
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

H. P. Lovecraft has come to be recognised as the leading author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century. But how did a man who died in poverty, with no book of his stories published in his ... More

Final FrontiersScience Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India

Final Frontiers: Science Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India

Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620283
eISBN:
9781789629699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620283.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This is the first book-length study of the relationship between science fiction, the techno-scientific policies of independent India, and the global non-aligned movement that emerged as a response to ... More

Future WarsThe Anticipations and the Fears

Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

David Seed (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317224
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The subject of this book is that body of fiction which speculates in narrative form about the nature of wars likely to break out in the near or distant future. Although earlier instances occur, the ... More

Futuristic Cars and Space BicyclesContesting the Road in American Science Fiction

Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles: Contesting the Road in American Science Fiction

Jeremy Withers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621754
eISBN:
9781800341357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles is the first book to examine the history of representations of the automobile and of marginalized transportation technologies such as the bicycle throughout the ... More

Gateways to ForeverThe Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980

Gateways to Forever: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310027
eISBN:
9781781380536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310027.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This third volume in a four-volume study of science fiction magazines focuses on the turbulent years of the 1970s, when the United States emerged from the Vietnam War into an economic crisis. It saw ... More

Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010

Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010

Sara Wasson and Emily Alder (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317071
eISBN:
9781846319785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319785
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores what might be termed ‘Gothic science fiction’ of the last three decades. This designation may at first appear contradictory, as the Gothic's connotations of the irrational and ... More

The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This anthology is the second in the five-volume series Future-War Fiction, 1763–2001, and follows on The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871–1914, published in 1995. That selection of short stories ... More

H. G. Wells, Modernity and the Movies

H. G. Wells, Modernity and the Movies

Keith Williams

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310591
eISBN:
9781781380574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310591.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book investigates H. G. Wells's interest in cinema and related media technologies, by placing it back into the contemporary cultural and scientific contexts giving rise to them. It plugs a gap ... More

Irish Science Fiction

Irish Science Fiction

Jack Fennell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381199
eISBN:
9781781384879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381199.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars - namely, that science fiction can be understood in terms of myth. For the purposes of ... More

Jules VerneNarratives of Modernity

Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Edmund J. Smyth (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although critics continue to debate whether Jules Verne's work is ‘true’ science fiction (SF), rather than scientific romance, Verne is widely credited as one of the founders of the genre, and in the ... More

LemographyStanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World

Lemography: Stanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World

Peter Swirski and Waclaw M. Osadnik (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381205
eISBN:
9781781382141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Lemography is a unique collection of critical essays on Stanislaw Lem, writer and philosopher hailed on more than one occasion as a literary Einstein. Its aim is to introduce aspects of his work ... More

Locating Science Fiction

Locating Science Fiction

Andrew Milner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318429
eISBN:
9781846317804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317804
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book looks into contemporary theoretical debates about science fiction (SF). Academic literary criticism has tended to locate SF primarily in relation to the older genre of utopia; fan criticism ... More

Narrating UtopiaIdeology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature

Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature

Chris Ferns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235941
eISBN:
9781781380642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235941.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Utopian societies exhibit a variety of ways of organising the financial, political, and emotional relationships between people. For all this diversity, however, one thing that exhibits far less ... More

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