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The Best of British?

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1950, issues of science fiction magazines outnumbered science fiction paperbacks in the United States. The opposite was true in Britain, as paper rationing during World War II meant an ... More


‘The Last Thrilling Wonder Story’? Intergeneric Operations

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how Wolfe disguises The Urth Cycle, a work of science fiction, as fantasy by recontextualizing genre conventions that encourage critical misreadings. It considers how the ... More


What Do They Mean, SF?

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reprinted from The Writer, August 1980, this article explores the generic resonances of the abbreviation ‘SF’. Interpreting it variously as science fiction, speculative fiction and science fantasy, ... More


Gene Wolfe in Conversation

Nancy Kress, Calvin Rich, and Earl G. Ingersoll

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In an interview reprinted from Australian Science Fiction Review, November 1985, Wolfe discusses his conception of ‘the landscape of fantasy’ ss ‘the landscape of the future’. To illustrate his ... More


A Cultural Adventure

Robert M. Geraci

in Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344697
eISBN:
9780199374731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344697.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

World of Warcraft is a persistent, online world that millions of players log onto and create heroic identities. Although World of Warcraft was built for entertainment, it takes on ... More


Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Anita Tarr and Donna R. White (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World, edited by Anita Tarr and Donna White, is a collection of twelve essays analyzing young adult science fiction and fantasy in ... More


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