State Of The Fantastic

State Of The Fantastic

by Nicholas Ruddick


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State Of The Fantastic by Nicholas Ruddick

This collection of twenty essays originally presented at the Eleventh International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts contains five parts: on fantasists and their work, contemporary fantastic theory and practice, studies in the British and European fantastic, studies in American fantasy and science fiction, and sex and techno-horror in fantastic literature and film.

What all the essays here have in common is that their authors are all aware of the tremendous latent power, for good and ill, of the fantastic text. We are given timely reminders of the dangers, as well as the appeal, of elves and how narrators in fantastic fictions take advantage of our desire to be part of a narrative community. We learn how some contemporary fantasists assimilate literary and scientific theory, while others seem in their fiction to require a new sociology to account for it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313278532
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/1992
Series: Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy Series , #50
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

NICHOLAS RUDDICK is Associate Professor of English at the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has two books forthcoming from Greenwood Press: Ultimate Island: On the Nature of British Science Fiction and British Science Fiction: A Chronology.

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