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  • Poli Sci Fi

    An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction

    Edited by Michael A. Allen, Justin S. Vaughn

    Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction allows readers, students, and instructors to explore the multiple worlds of science fiction while gaining a firm grasp of core political science concepts. This carefully composed text is comprised of sixteen brief chapters,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-15 

  • Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Film

    By J. P. Telotte

    This book offers the first specific application in film studies of what is generally known as ecology theory, shifting attention from history to the (in this case media) environment. It takes the robot as its subject because it has attained a status that resonates not only with some of the key…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01 
    Routledge Focus on Film Studies

  • Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader

    Edited by Sherryl Vint

    Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader is an essential resource for literature students studying science fiction, science and popular culture, and contemporary theory. This book combines key theories that have become touchstones for work in the field with more recent thinking to …

    Paperback – 2015-10-21
    Routledge Literature Readers

  • Endangering Science Fiction Film

    Edited by Sean Redmond, Leon Marvell

    Endangering Science Fiction Film explores the ways in which science fiction film is a dangerous and endangering genre. The collection argues that science fiction's cinematic power rests in its ability to imagine ‘Other’ worlds that challenge and disturb the lived conditions of the ‘real’…

    Paperback – 2015-07-08
    AFI Film Readers

  • Artificial Culture

    Identity, Technology, and Bodies

    By Tama Leaver

    Artificial Culture is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of "the artificial" in contemporary popular cultural texts, especially science fiction films and novels. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Apocalyptic Discourse in Contemporary Culture

    Post-Millennial Perspectives on the End of the World

    Edited by Monica Germana, Aris Mousoutzanis

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on critical and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural production. Examining the ways in which apocalyptic discourses have had an impact on how we read the world’s globalised space,…

    Hardback – 2014-07-25
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Battlestar Galactica and International Relations

    Edited by Nicholas J. Kiersey, Iver B. Neumann

    Looking at a television franchise like Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is no longer news within the discipline of International Relations. A growing number of scholars in and out of IR are studying the importance of cultural artifacts – popular or otherwise – for the phenomena that make up the core of…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Science Fiction TV

    By J. P. Telotte

    The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual readings to analyze its development and ever-increasing popularity. J. P. Telotte…

    Paperback – 2014-02-21
    Routledge Television Guidebooks

  • Science Fiction Film, Television, and Adaptation

    Across the Screens

    Edited by Jay Telotte, Gerald Duchovnay

    While film and television seem to be closely allied screen media, our feature films and television series have seldom been successfully adapted across those screens. In fact, rather than functioning as portals, those allied media often seem, quite literally, screens that filter out something that…

    Paperback – 2013-11-08
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film

    By Maria Beville

    This book visits the 'Thing' in its various manifestations as an unnameable monster in literature and film, reinforcing the idea that the very essence of the monster is its excess and its indeterminacy. Tied primarily to the artistic modes of the gothic, science fiction, and horror, the unnameable…

    Hardback – 2013-10-08
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Music in Science Fiction Television

    Tuned to the Future

    Edited by K.J. Donnelly, Philip Hayward

    The music for science fiction television programs, like music for science fiction films, is often highly distinctive, introducing cutting-edge electronic music and soundscapes. There is a highly particular role for sound and music in science fiction, because it regularly has to expand the vistas…

    Paperback – 2012-12-10
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Building Imaginary Worlds

    The Theory and History of Subcreation

    By Mark J.P. Wolf

    Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on…

    Paperback – 2012-11-02

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