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  1. Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People

    By Noga Applebaum

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this new book, Noga Applebaum surveys science fiction novels published for children and young adults from 1980 to the present, exposing the anti-technological bias existing within a genre often associated with the celebration of technology. Applebaum argues that perceptions of technology as a...

    To Be Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature

    The Power of Story

    By Caroline Webb

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and...

    To Be Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Superheroes and Identities

    Edited by Mel Gibson, David Huxley, Joan Ormrod

    Superheroes have been the major genre to emerge from comics and graphic novels, saturating popular culture with images of muscular men and sexy women. A major aspect of this genre is identity in the roles played by individuals, the development of identities through extended stories and in the ways...

    To Be Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gender, Race, and American Science Fiction

    By Jason Haslam

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book focuses on the interplay of gender, race, and their representation in American science fiction, from the nineteenth-century through to the twenty-first, and across a number of forms including literature and film. Haslam explores the reasons why SF provides such a rich medium for both the...

    To Be Published February 1st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction

    A Cognitive Reading

    By Marek Oziewicz

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book is the first to offer a justice-focused cognitive reading of modern YA speculative fiction in its narrative and filmic forms. The expansion of YA speculative fiction that began in the 20th century coincided with the emergence of human and civil rights movements, with the communitarian...

    To Be Published March 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Space and the Postmodern Fantastic in Contemporary Literature

    The Architectural Void

    By Patricia Garcia

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Arising from the philosophical conviction that our sense of space plays a direct role in our apprehension and construction of reality (both factual and fictional), this book investigates how conceptions of postmodern space have transformed the history of the impossible in literature. Deeply...

    To Be Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Embodying Gender and Age in Speculative Fiction

    A Biopsychosocial Approach

    By Derek J. Thiess

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Following scholarship on gender in science fiction, this book explores the limits of considering age as a social construction, positing that an acknowledgement of aged bodies necessarily changes the way we read both age and science fiction. The volume employs contemporary clinical psychology, the...

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley

    The Visionary Legacy of Brave New World, Ape and Essence and Island

    By Ronald Zigler

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    The visionary legacy of Aldous Huxley is as relevant today as ever. Huxley possessed a sober understanding of the human condition as well as an inspired vision of the human potential. This volume presents an interdisciplinary examination and appreciation of Aldous Huxley’s three visionary novels –...

    To Be Published June 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader

    Edited by Sherryl Vint, Rob Latham

    Series: Routledge Literature Readers

    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 theoretical statements that have become touchstones for work in the field with more recent...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

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