The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative

The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative

by Sandra Jackson
     
 

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This book expands the discourse as well as the nature of critical commentary on science fiction, speculative fiction and futurism—literary and cinematic by Black writers. The range of topics include the following: black superheroes; issues and themes in selected works by Octavia Butler; selected work of Nalo Hopkinson; the utopian and dystopian impulse in

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This book expands the discourse as well as the nature of critical commentary on science fiction, speculative fiction and futurism—literary and cinematic by Black writers. The range of topics include the following: black superheroes; issues and themes in selected works by Octavia Butler; selected work of Nalo Hopkinson; the utopian and dystopian impulse in the work of W.E. B. Du Bois and George Schuyler; Derrick Bell’s Space Traders; the Star Trek Franchise; female protagonists through the lens of race and gender in the Alien and Predator film franchises; science fiction in the Caribbean Diaspora; commentary on select African films regarding near-future narratives; as well as a science fiction/speculative literature writer’s discussion of why she writes and how. This book was published as a special issue of African Identities: An International Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415614825
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/22/2010
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Jackson is a Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul University.

Julie Moody-Freeman is an Associate Professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University.

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