Gothic Science Fiction
Edited by Sara Wasson and Emily Alder
Emily Alder is Lecturer in Literature at Edinburgh Napier University.
Sara Wasson is Lecturer in Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University and author of 'Urban Gothic of the Second World War: Dark London' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Acknowledgements List of illustrations Foreword - Adam Roberts Notes on contributors Introduction - Sara Wasson and Emily Alder Part I: Redefining Genres 1. In the Zone: Topologies of Genre Weirdness - Roger Luckhurst 2. Zombie Death Drive: Between Gothic and Science Fiction - Fred Botting Part II: Biopower & Capital 3. ‘Death is Irrelevant’: Gothic Science Fiction and the Biopolitics of Empire - Aris Mousoutzanis 4. ‘A Butcher’s Shop where the Meat Still Moved’: Gothic Doubles, Organ Harvesting and Human Cloning - Sara Wasson 5. Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos, or the Pleasures of Impurity - Laurence Davies 6. Infected with Life: Neo-Supernaturalism and the Gothic Zombie - Gwyneth Peaty 7. Ruined Skin: Gothic Genetics and Human Identity in Stephen Donaldson’s Gap Cycle - Emily Alder Part III: Gender and Genre 8. The Superheated, Superdense Prose of David Conway: Gender and Subjectivity Beyond The Starry Wisdom - Mark P. Williams 9. Spatialized Ontologies: Toni Morrison’s Science Fiction Traces in Gothic Spaces - Jerrilyn McGregory 10. The Gothic Punk Milieu in Popular Narrative Fictions - Nickianne Moody 11. Gothic Science Fiction in the Steampunk Graphic Novel: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Laura Hilton Index
This is a successful volume that will appeal to students and scholars of English-language sf. Many of the articles are excellent and will prove to be essential for scholars researching Gothic sf.
Elizabeth Berkebile McManus Science Fiction Studies, vol 39
It’s about time that there was a publication such as this, which explores this relationship between the two genres – and the often hybrid nature of that relationship – in a manner that is timely, relevant, and generally, very interesting indeed. This is a valuable collection which should appeal to scholars working in the growing fields of Gothic and SF studies.
Trinity College, Dublin
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: April 3, 2014
Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 41