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The Sex Is Out of This World: Essays on the Carnal Side of Science Fiction
     

The Sex Is Out of This World: Essays on the Carnal Side of Science Fiction

by Sherry Ginn, Michael G. Cornelius, Donald E. Palumbo (Editor)
 

“Science fiction” can be translated into “real unreality.” More than a genre like fantasy, which creates entirely new realms of possibility, science fiction constructs its possibilities from what is real, from what is, indeed, possible, or conceivably so. This collection, then, looks to understand and explore the “unreal reality,&rdquo

Overview

“Science fiction” can be translated into “real unreality.” More than a genre like fantasy, which creates entirely new realms of possibility, science fiction constructs its possibilities from what is real, from what is, indeed, possible, or conceivably so. This collection, then, looks to understand and explore the “unreal reality,” to note ways in which our culture’s continually changing and evolving mores of sex and sexuality are reflected in, dissected by, and deconstructed through the genre of science fiction.
This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction (although some work has gone before, none of it is recent). The essays herein explore the myriad ways in which authors—regardless of format (print, film, television, etc.)—envision very different beings expressing this most fundamental of human behaviors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786466856
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Series:
Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy , #36
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Sherry Ginn teaches psychology at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina. She is author or editor of books on women, on sex and on time travel in science fiction television, and the award-winning series Farscape and Fringe. Award-winning novelist Michael G. Cornelius is the author or editor of numerous books. He serves as chair of the department of English and Communications at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University. He lives in Greenville, North Carolina. C.W. Sullivan III is Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences at East Carolina University and a full member of the Welsh Academy. He is the author of numerous books and the on-line journal Celtic Cultural Studies.

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