History and Fiction is shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award – Congratulations, @GillianPolack!
History and Fiction: Writers, their Research, Worlds and Stories by Gillian Polack has been shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review, part of the Australian SF (‘Ditmar’) Awards 2017. Congratulations, Gillian! The full shortlist for the 2017 awards are available here, including Gillian’s nomination under the ‘Best Novel’ category, as well! … Continue reading
Congratulations to Professor Tom Moylan, one of the editors of the Ralahine Utopian Studies series, who has been selected as the winner of the Science Fiction Research Association’s Pilgrim Award! The Pilgrim Award was created in 1970 to honour lifetime contributions to science fiction and fantasy scholarship. Professor Moylan joins a long and distinguished list … Continue reading
Returning to print for the first time since the 1980s, Metamorphoses of Science Fiction is the origin point for decades of literary and theoretical criticism of science fiction and related genres. Darko Suvin’s paradigm-setting definition of SF as «the literature of cognitive estrangement» established a robust theory of the genre that continues to spark fierce … Continue reading
As the new series of Dr Who gets underway, Alec Charles has been interviewed by BBC Radio Merseyside about his book Out of Time: The Deaths and Resurrections of Dr Who. The interview is available here, at 1:55. Alec was also interviewed by Cheshire Today – please click here to read the article. Doctor Who … Continue reading
Doctor Who is one of television’s most enduring and ubiquitously popular series. This study contends that the success of the show lies in its ability, over more than half a century, to develop its core concepts and perspectives: alienation, scientific rationalism and moral idealism. The most extraordinary aspect of this eccentric series rests in its … Continue reading
Shockwaves of Possibility explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction. The author contends that utopianism is not simply a motif in SF, but rather is fundamental to its narrative dynamics. Drawing upon a rich array of theory and criticism in SF and utopian studies, the book opens … Continue reading
Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of the new book series World Science Fiction Studies Series Editor: Professor Sonja Fritzsche, Michigan State University The book series World Science Fiction Studies understands science fiction to be a global phenomenon and explores the various manifestations of the genre in cultures around the world. It … Continue reading