Books in category Literary Criticism – Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • A Dreamer and a Visionary

    A Dreamer and a Visionary
    S. T. Joshi

    S. T. Joshi, the leading authority on Lovecraft, traces in detail the course of Lovecraft's life and shows how Lovecraft was engaged in the political, economic, social and intellectual currents of his time.

  • Frankenstein s Daughters

    Frankenstein’s Daughters
    Jane Donawerth

    Beginning with the birth of science fiction in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Jane Donawerth takes a broad look at science fiction and utopian literature written by women.

  • Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

    Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman
    Tara Prescott, Aaron Drucker

    This collection of new essays looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Neil Gaiman’s work and how he interacts with feminism.

  • Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System

    Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System
    John Rieder

    In Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System, John Rieder asks literary scholars to consider what shape literary history takes when based on a historical, rather than formalist, genre theory.

  • J R R Tolkien Robert E Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy

    J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy
    Deke Parsons

    The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century.

  • The Literature of Hope in the Middle Ages and Today

    The Literature of Hope in the Middle Ages and Today
    Flo Keyes

    In all three genres, the storytellers draw on the same archetypes–the hero, the quest, the transformation. This book explores the connections between the three genres. Analysis re

  • Stories about Stories

    Stories about Stories
    Brian Attebery

    The first comprehensive study of fantasy's uses of myth, this book offers insights into the genre's popularity and cultural importance.

  • Tolkien s Intellectual Landscape

    Tolkien’s Intellectual Landscape
    E.L. Risden

    This book describes how Tolkien's imaginative landscape continues to entertain and inspire, drawing new generations to Middle-earth.

  • A Tolkien Compass

    A Tolkien Compass
    Jared Lobdell

    The structure, content, and character of Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are dealt with in ten critical essays.

  • Science Fiction A Guide for the Perplexed

    Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed
    Sherryl Vint

    From its beginnings in the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne to the virtual worlds of William Gibson's Neuromancer and The Matrix, Science Fiction: A Guide to the Perplexed helps students navigate the often perplexing worlds of a …

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